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2nd Sata drive not reconized after formating the C drive

I have a compaq presario sr1750nx.Prod #v ELl445aa.I Cleaned the C drive and installed windows XP home edition on it.The problem is after formating it my 2nd SATA drive (which is a maxtor) is not showing up in my Computer.It's in the BIOS and it's in the device manager.In the Disk Management it shows up as a Foreign disk Not basic or dynamic.Any help would be great.I'm also having problems finding a driver for the SM Bus Controller.The system runs fine do i even need it.I know its the system management bus controller,But the computer is doing fine with out it.

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  • steveheimer Jan 27, 2008

    it's in the bios and before i formated the c drive i moved everything important over to the other drive.I've been to hp's site and downloaded just about everything they have .A few months ago i formated the c drive ,But i had XP pro with out sp2 on it .When i loaded up SP1 then rebooted my 2nd drive was there.This time i only had xp home with sp2.It would'nt let me load sp1 because it had sp2.file type is NTFS

  • steveheimer Jan 27, 2008

    I know i could format the other drive but i need most of the stuff thats on it.maybe i'll just take the drive out and hook it up to another computer and burn everything on it but that still won't solve my prob

  • Claudio Pereira
    Claudio Pereira May 11, 2010

    hi steveheimer,



    as the matter fact, do you remember the system file type of the second drive, and in what kind of it, had you done the actual installation?



    it's because if it was in NTFS and was now installed in FAT32, is normal to not being recognized. if it was the opposite, the system would ask you to format the second drive to NTFS type.



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Did you find your hdd in the bios when it first start . if you have no important files in the second HDD then you can directly remove partition and repartition it in the disk manangement.

YOu can download driver of your compaq :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=1815877&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us&y=1&x=6



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  • Emelio Navaja
    Emelio Navaja Jan 28, 2008

    yea that it is, that is why important files is need if you no important files on it, you could directly solve the problem by repartition and format it so that it will be be detected without error by the current system you are now. repartion in the current system that have error this will fixed the problem.


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