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xp pro does not recognize two sata drives

my two sata drives show up in the boot sequence, but win XP only recognizes one.
Windows XP Pro, SP2
ASUS A7N8X-E deluxe MOBO
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Processor
two Seagate 250Gb sata drives

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Adding 2nd drive

In reply to: xp pro does not recognize two sata drives

SATA or EIDE, when you add a drive it is not partitioned or formatted.
XP will not assign a drive letter.

Go to Control panel -> Administrative tools -> computer management ->
Disk Management

See if the drive shows there. It will not have a drive letter. You can partition and format it right in that screen.

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Can be proper.

In reply to: xp pro does not recognize two sata drives

I've seen that when the motherboard drivers were not installed or... the drive has not been partitoned and formatted.


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