Ok here goes, I am running Windows XP. I originally had the Maxtor 160gb as my master with the OS on it. I originally had the HD partition with 75/75. One of the partitions was formatted with Fat32 and the other as NTFS. The harddrive ran fine until I installed a new WD 320gb HD as the master. I put the 160gb HD as the slave on IDE1 before I reinstalled the OS on the new HD. I booted up fine and install went perfect and thats when I noticed that the "what is supposed to be the C:\" is now the F:\ drive. After everything finished and I looked into "My Computer" and thats when I noticed that windows did not recognize the old 160gb HD. I went into Device Manager and saw it was Unallocated 31gb. Rebooted and notice the CMOS was seeing it as 31gb. I then changed jumpers to master and put it on the IDE2. Still not seeing the 160gb. I then put it as the master on the PCI ATA133 card that originally came with it, and still nothing fixed. I even have tried reinstalling WINXP to see if I can format it through Windows setup. The Setup does not come up even if I have the boot sequence going to the CDROM first. I have called Maxtor since it is their HD and still nothing from them except I need to flash my BIOS and that is one thing I am afraid of doing. I even connected it back up the old way and it works fine. I was going to do it the old fashion way FDISK. Oh yeah a data recovery tool was able to pull data off of the old HD. Can some one help? I would really would like to continue using the 160gb for other things.
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