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Re: physical installation of 2nd hdd
The document below gives instruction for installing, but the place and shape of the cabinet and hdd case may be different from you PC. You can use this as a refrence.
Installing a hard disk drive
Use the steps in this section to install a new hard drive into an empty drive bay.
If you are installing a new hard disk drive, make sure it is set to cable select.
Slide the hard disk drive into the hard drive cage.
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You may install a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD). Regardless of which you choose, it must have a SATA connection. After installing the drive, be certain the BIOS of the notebook sees it and you should be good to go.
If you are installing Windows XP then - The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
you should not update the bios...the issue is the hard disk is on sata ...and you need a raid driver installed to detect the hdd...so ...either get into BIOS and under advanced features..look the place where the drives are detected..and select the hdd and look for a feature called AHCI ..and disable it ..and leave sata like ide..and save with f10 and restart ...after that the hdd will be seen .. another way is to make a floppy disk with the raid driver on it (the one from the mothermoard drivers disk ) ..and when it ask you to press f6 for 3rd party software ...press it ..and insert the floppy ...it will pick up the raid driver and will go like a charm .. if you do not have a floppy ..install a second cd drive ..and use a cd ..and after pressing f6 for 3rd party ..browse and point to the raid driver on the mobo driver cd ..
“No Hard Disk” error displayed on XP install (SATA drive versus ATA/IDE drive)
The two most most popular types of hard drives in personal computers are ATA (also known as IDE hard drive) and SATA hard drives. Many newer computers have SATA hard drives installed, but your computer may have either an (older design) ATA/IDE hard drive or a (newer design) SATA hard drive installed.
After removing Vista, when you reboot your computer, a “No Hard Disk” error may be displayed if your computer has a SATA drive installed. To fix the “No Hard Disk” error, you may need configure your computer’s BIOS settings so that it can recognize the SATA drive installed in you computer. Reconfiguring your BIOS is typically not required if your computer has an ATA/IDE hard drives installed.
Step 1: Activate your computer’s BIOS menu. The first or second screen your computer displays on status may display which key (or keys) you must press to activate your computer’s BIOS menu. You can also look in the index of your computer’s manual for “BIOS” or you can try passing the [Del] or [F1] key when text is first displayed after powering on your computer.
Step 2: BIOS menus vary by computer, but there are seldom more than a few menu categories. Review the “Main” and “Advanced” menu categories to locate your hard drive setting. When you locate the hard drive setting, be sure to note the original drive setting in the bios so that you can restore the original drive setting if your new configuration doesn’t work.
Step 3: Change the drive setting to “IDE,” then save the BIOS settings (usually by pressing the [F10] function key then restart your computer.
If changing your BIOS hard drive setting to IDE doesn’t work, return to step one and restore the original hard drive setting
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New HDD Not Recognized by Computer This occurs when the HDD is not “Initialized” by the disc management system in Windows. If you do not have software that came with HDD or the HDD is a secondary drive for backup and is not to be used as an initial boot device, then when you installed the drive it did not go through the necessary steps or Windows simply failed to do it’s job. In this case, connect the drive as you normally would, go to the control panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Look in the left Pane, scroll down and click on Disk Management. Your drives will be listed here, even if they are not initialized. Look below the top pane and find the disk that is listed without a drive letter. If you look at where the drive is named, it will also say “offline”. Right click in this area that says “offline” and click on “Initialize”. The system will ask a few questions, just click ok to what it asks, this will initialize the disk and you can then partition the new drive to how you want it set up.
Your notebook has SATA hdd. Got into the bios (keep pressing F2 key on startup) then in the bios screen find HDD and press enter. Select IDE mode. Press f10 to save changes and exit. When this is done install XP.
Alternatively connect external usb floppy drive and unzip sata drivers into that. When booting from xp cd press f6 to load drivers.Follow onscreen instructions to load drivers and continue xp installation.
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The problem of your laptop is the hard disk type. because acer 5220 laptop is using a SATA hardisk that automatic detected or supported by Vista. But in the windows Xp you need to download the sata driver for windows xp and save it to the floppy drive. In the beginning of windows installation press F6 to install another device or scsi the windows setup search your floppy drive for the sata driver and install it automatically. If you have cannot fix it just contact me i'm willing to help you
First enable the hard drive in bios if you havent already .Then if you have windows xp click right on my computer and select manage,it opens up computer mangement, then go to the tab called storage and on the sub menu of storage click disk management . You should see you 2nd/other hard drive (labelled disk 1 at the bottom if it is the second hard drive) make sure its your 2nd HDD ( Look at capacity in properties by clicking right on it) .Click right on the 2nd hard drive and select format press ok when the new window comes up and its finished.