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Seagate 750 GB SATA HDD wont show in windows. somebody HELLLP!

Alright, so here is my dilema. I have my custom box. Its got everything from prometia mach gt2 cooling on a p4 3.4 extreme, 2 gigs of ram. A very decent box. except for my drive space. So I bought a 750 GB SATA Seagate from tiger direct. Brand new on sale for 90 bucks. A pretty sweet deal. But I throw it in, Config the bios, and the bios will see it. At least I think because during post prior to dmi checking it wil let me tab into raid settings and see the drive physically. But once I boot wondows it won't show in my computer. Okay.......... let's go into disk management and configure it's filesystem. That doesn't work. Because it still doesn't show. I have tried this before with a 500 gig wd but to no avail. I have tried jumper settings. I have flashed my bios to the latest version. Still nothing. My mobo is a soyo p4vtp with an onboard Via vt8237 Raid controller and the harddrive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 RPM 750 GB HDD SATA. 32 MB cache. I have Tried changeing the data transfer speeds from 3.0Gb to 1.5 Gb. still nothing. Somebody please help as I need this drive running very soon as Ghost my clients machines and store there images for 2 weeks as courtesy. And wirth the workflow I have comeing in I am getting tired of plugging in extra ide drives to ghost machines at random. Help would be greatly appreciated and I never forget favors. Help me out and i'll hook you up on parts somehow or something. I have a large selection of parts in my inventory. Hope to hear a reply from someone soon.


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Hi T0X1K66O, go back into your bios & set the RAID to IDE or SATA. Save & restart.
Is the 750 Seagate a slave? (I know it's a SATA & all SATA's are Master drives). In other words the 750 is not the drive running the OS? Most bios's the give you the option to run a RAID also give you the option to run you're SATA's as IDE. When you're system boots you will not see the screen (Press tab to setup a RAID).
You do not loose any speed or function by setting IDE mode.
I think once you set you're bios to IDE windows will see you're Seagate drive. Allow windows to format it. Also make sure you're windows is updated.
I couldn't find you're manual so I could find bios options for the RAID settings.

If I can be of more service, just post back & let me know how thing go.


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