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SATA won't work

I got two SATA drives to replace my old eide drive.It installed fine the first time and when I added a 2nd SATA it won't work at all I have a ECS P4M800PRO-M ver 2.0

It is suppose to work with EIDE and SATA but apparently it isn't working with windows xp home Do I need the LATEST bios and if so how do I install it when I don't have an opeerating system on it?

any help is appreciated.

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The Mother Board was what was wrong. The Bios was messed from Day one I just didn't notice.Made a boot using a cd and it picked up the cd but went insted to the windows cd.Wouldn't even load the new bios when I did get in.

Bought an ASUS board and everything is working Great.

recommend a ECS ELITE MOTHERBOARD in the future.....*&LL

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asus or Abit or Gigabyte.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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I think you're saying you've got XP installed, but the second drive isn't showing up.
You need to format the drive.
Right-click My Computer/Manage/Disk Management.
The drive should show as unallocated. Right click and select format. It may ask you to create a partition first.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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