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2nd hard drive missing, remaning C drive is now a SCSI ?

by JamesH820 / November 4, 2009 3:24 PM PST

Could this be related? 2nd drive no longer shows up in BIOS, my computer, or control panel system hardware. When I checked my C drive, in the control panel system hardware it's now listed as a SCSI hard drive, and includes a SCSI controller. How do I convert it back to a standard IDE SATA hard drive. And is this transformation is the cause of my lost 2nd drive?

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2009 7:21 PM PST

The reason you find SCSI is due to the history of this OS. Way back in Windows NT only SCSI drives were supported. A "software shim" was created to allow other drive types yet you will find this legacy detail to show and will confuse some that didn't know. That's not a cause for alarm.

As long as the BIOS does not show the drive, Windows shouldn't either.
Bob

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by JamesH820 / November 5, 2009 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry no.

The 2nd hard drive that doesn't show up is installed and has been for over a year, and operated with no trouble. The only recent change was a power supply replacement a couple of months ago.

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Reply to you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2009 12:44 AM PST
In reply to: Reply to Bob

I only offered an explainer why SCSI is noted. Once you get the BIOS to show the drive then it should come back. In short, check those cables and with the power off, unplug and plug them back in.

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