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I am attempting to add a Hitachi 2TB SATA drive to my computer. I have a 250GB WD with all of my programs and OS on it in 2 partitions. I've obtained a AHCI update to my XP Pro OS. Since I want to format the SATA, I've left the setting on the WD as master. However, when I plug in the SATA into the Gigabyte MB SATA-0 and boot up, the SATA doesn't appear as a hard drive. It does under the BIOS as to the order of HD boot, but is listed as a SCSI drive, not a SATA. I've disconnected power & MB connection to SATA-0 and rebooted. Shut down and reconnected the SATA but it still appears as a SCSI drive and is not listed in hard drives other than previous installation attem pts

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It needs to be formatted as MBR drive and 2tb will only work in 64bit mode.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017

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1. YOUR EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE CASING WHICH HOST IDE TO USB CONVERTER HAS GONE UNSERVICEABLE, YOU CAN GET THAT FROM MARKET, ITS CHEAP, REMOVE THE OLD ONE AND ATTCH THE NEW ONE AND RECONNECT TO USB.

2. IN MARKET THERE IS IDE TO USB COVERTERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE, U CAN TRY THAT ALSO, IT WILL ALSO COST SAME.

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SOURCE: 3 partitions missing on a 250gb SATA hard disk

i think you just got corruption. possibly heat related. or rootkit. uhh dynamic isn't right i think its logical .. right click the drive letter lower section and convert is best bet. i also dabbed with ptedit32 from bootable cd ubcd4win.com to fix lost partitions in prior experience.. but it was 1 partition and i found lba and other settings on drive sticker.

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SOURCE: SECOND HARD DRIVE NOT RECOGNIZED

Change the settings of you IDE drives in your BIOS. Set your secondary boot device to HDD1. Also make sure that your primary HDD is set to master and the secondary HDD is slave. The jumper is found at the back of the hard drive where you connect the power and IDE cables. Try this and post back as to how it went..

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SOURCE: I have a WD hard

here you go:

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?modelno=WD2500BEVT&x=10&y=14

good luck

AB

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If you can find the right software it might be possible to reformat and repartition the drive. But then the new T drives have really come down in price---

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