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I've only seen that happen when the drive is in a file system that windows can't read. This is quite perplexing. Can you stick the drive in another computer?
I don't think so, my other computer's too old to have SATA.
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When you did the fresh install did you reinstall the asus sata drivers
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When you did the fresh install did you reinstall the asus sata drivers
You mean the "Silicon Image RAID Driver" thingy? I couldn't tell whether all my drives are RAID or non-RAID so I didn't risk installing any, especially when I'm already in this situation.
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Just installed the RAID driver and it didn't do anything at all. Back to square one.
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The 160 gig partition isnt reconized by xp. Windows uses Fat or nt file systems(fat32,Ntfs). looking @ your pic NO filesystem shows up. You need to run fdisk and give it a filesystem. I recomend Ntfs.
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The 160 gig partition isnt reconized by xp. Windows uses Fat or nt file systems(fat32,Ntfs). looking @ your pic NO filesystem shows up. You need to run fdisk and give it a filesystem. I recomend Ntfs.
I just realized exactly that. The drive isn't formatted properly. ^^ What he said.
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So to simplify, you guys are recommending a reformat for that drive? If that's the case then I better start typing all those hate mails to MS.

Seriously is there any alternatives? My old Windows read it fine and all I did was reformat the Windows drive then the new Windows can't recognize it at all. It's got all the important stuffs inside.
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thats kinda wierd that it would do that, but yeah boot from your windows CD, and just delete the 160gb partition, and create a raw partition, dont install... F3... boot regularly and the drive should show up, you have to right click=> format to beable to access the drive,

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I guess you can try Partition magic and ?convert it? but if that dont work your going to have to delete the partion and make a new 1. Usally partitions dont mess up unless you get a virus or get a power surge(i.e. Yank the power cord out while coping a 4gig file) Or somthin drastic like drop the HD down a flight of stairs.
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So to simplify, you guys are recommending a reformat for that drive? If that's the case then I better start typing all those hate mails to MS.

Seriously is there any alternatives? My old Windows read it fine and all I did was reformat the Windows drive then the new Windows can't recognize it at all. It's got all the important stuffs inside.
If it works on your old computer, try hooking it bakc up witht he old one and backing up the necessary data.

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thats kinda wierd that it would do that, but yeah boot from your windows CD, and just delete the 160gb partition, and create a raw partition, dont install... F3... boot regularly and the drive should show up, you have to right click=> format to beable to access the drive,

Good Luck
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You don't even need the windows CD. Right-click My computers -> Manage. On the left side, go to Disk Management under Storage. Find the drive you want, right-click and format. if you have to, delete the partition then format. That would be my alternative to solving your problem.
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