Well i have my os on my sata and deleted the partition on the ide so I can use it as storage and windows is not recognizing it. But in my computer/manage/device management it is.
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11/15/06 at 7:52am
you need to make a partition again. If you have xp pro, right click on my computer and go to "manage," then go to storage then disk management. right click on the drive and go "format". It should be useable after you do that.
I'm not sure if this still works in xp home, but it might.
Being SATA and IDE make no difference, you will always need the drive to be formatted. I would guess last time you just reformatted the drive. If you delete a partition and don't format the drive again, you won't be able to use it until you format it again.
(edit) that was worded a little poorly, because if you have several partitions on the same drive, you wouldn't need to format the entire drive again, just the unformatted area.
Once you format your drive, it should work just fine.