Let's get the picture clear:
1. Are they showing in Disc Management, after booting from the IDE-drive?
2. Are they showing in My Computer, after booting from the IDE-drive?
3. Are they showing in Disc Management, after booting from the SATA-drive?
4. Are they showing in My Computer, after booting from the SATA-drive?
I've had 2 hard drives - the primary being IDE and the secondary SATA - with WinXP Pro installed on each of them, for a long time. At boot, a menu comes up asking which Windows I want to boot into.
Last week, Windows suddenly locked up, and when I tried to reboot, it asked for a system disk. A check of the BIOS revealed that the IDE drive wasn't being recognized. I don't know what the problem was, but I got the computer to recognize it again, and it's working fine.
What puzzled me was why it didn't automatically boot into Windows on the SATA drive. That was cleared up when I found that there was no active partition on that drive. I made the first partition (which contains Windows) active, but now, when I boot into Windows on the IDE drive, the remaining 2 partitions on the SATA drive aren't showing.
Any suggestions and help would be most appreciated.