Alright, I’m posting this here instead of starting a new thread, since it’s a similar problem. I have a new HD and I also cannot get it to work.
It’s a 250 GB SATA drive. I have XP w/ SP2, and I installed the SATA drivers from my motherboard’s driver CD, and rebooted. Well, I know this drive has problems. I have never… NEVER been able to boot up with it plugged in. Even though nowhere in the boot list in the BIOS is it listed, if it’s plugged in during boot up, the system freezes ater the mobo post screen before XP starts. I tried to actually install XP to this drive but had the same problem. I had it, the floppy, and CD drive plugged in, boot order was floppy, then CD, then nothing, it would say loading from CD, but nothing would happen. Unplugged it, Windows installer loaded fine, but since the HD wasn’t there when it loaded, I couldn’t install to it (and yes, I had the SATA drivers on a floppy. It wouldn’t load them from the floppy because it didn’t see any SATA drive to get drivers for.)
Well, I just did a repair install on the old HD (I got a new mobo) and am right now just trying to install this drive so it’s not completly useless. So, seeing as SATA is hot-swappable, I started with it unplugged, installed drivers, restarted, ten plugged it in, and XP detected it. It shows up in device manager, but not in Disk Management.
Usually, when I select that option under Computer Management, I get nothing. It says ‘Connecting to Logical Disk Management Service’ and does nothing. Sometimes it locks up the program. A couple of times, it actually loaded up, but only shows my CD-RW and C:\ drive.
Anyone have any ideas what might be going on here?