- Does the BIOS see the drive?
- Does disc management see the drive?
- Is that new drive partitioned and formatted in a way that XP understands?
I just purchased a Western Digital 2 terabyte SATA internal harddrive to replace an older one (non-boot drive) which became flaky. I plug it in just like the old one, and windows XP does not see the drive, even though the drive is labeled on the box, "compatible with windows XP". The drive letter does NOT show up when I go into "my computer". I also earlier tried this with a new drive from seagate, and it also didn't read. Yet if I go back to my old flaky 1.5T drive, it will read, but it will have problems xferring files.
I replaced the SATA card, and I replaced the power cable and the data cables too, to make sure they weren't the source of the problem. Still no go on seeing this new drive.
Is there some jumper setting or formatting issue I am failing to address, such as a "slave" jumper?