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Second Drive not found in XP Computer Management RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have Windows XP Version 5.1 SP3. I have installed former Master Hard Drive as a second slave drive. BIOS shows it. My Computer Does Not. Device Manager doesn not show it. Computer Management only recognizes new hard drive. I need to extract files from second drive. Then I want to retire it. Second drive came factory installed in Compaq Presario S6300NX. Drive is a Maxtor 3.5 Series 40GB ATA Fireball 3. I need those files on this second drive ASAP. All help is greatly appreciated.
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 3:22 AM

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  • Have tried multiple jumper settings as slave, physically uninstalled both drives then using the original Maxtor drive as the Master alone then back as a slave with new hard drive, Tweak UI, reset BIOS, uninstall secondary IDE channel in Device Manager and re boot, Sea Tools diagnostic which did not recognize the Maxtor drive was a slave much less connected to the system.

    Still, BIOS recognizes both drives but the Maxtor does not show up in Device Manager nor as a drive in My Computer, nor in Computer Management.

    What's next?

    Sunday, May 8, 2011 5:42 AM