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first let me explain my situation. read everything.

i have 4 hdd 1,2,3,4 they are all SATA 1&4 are raptors no im not raiding them because i dont have the time to reorganize and re install everything.

HD 1 has windows xp----------------150gb WD raptor
HD 2 has ubuntu--------------------120gb maxtor
HD 3 is a storage drive---------------500gb westerdigital
HD 4 has just been added with some difficulty. i had to hook up the cable after i was booted into windows. then i used partition magic 8 to format it to a ntfs drive.

well i restarted my computer and i get a grub error 17. i restart again after unhooking HD4 and i can boot into windows again and i can see the drive under my computer. and i can copy files there.

so what can i do to fix this problem?
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what r the sizes of all these hdds
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by startekee View Post
what r the sizes of all these hdds
HD 1 has windows xp----------------150gb WD raptor
HD 2 has ubuntu--------------------120gb maxtor
HD 3 is a storage drive---------------500gb westerdigital
HD 4 is going to be a storage drive---150gb wd raptor
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early bump because i want to get this fixed after work if i can.
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I do a diagnostic on that HDD just to be sure its not a brick short a load!
    
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what do you recomend for a program to run a diagnostic on it. and could it be the SATA ports on my mobo.

i just remembered that when i tried to add my SATA optical drive to those ports my computer would not recognize the drive.

is there a chance that i need to update the bios. i checked in the bios and i cant see the hard drive in there either.

is there anyone that knows what to do?

can someone offer me some advice before i get off work because i want to fix it when i get home.
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150gb raptor. WD 1 tb black storage, 500gb LITE-ON SATA 20X dvd LH-20A1S windows xp samsung SyncMaster 204B 
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Is it detected in bios?
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Please only bump your thread every 24 hours !
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5. Grub Error 17 Situation
Code Listing 5.1: Grub Output
root (hd0,0)
filesystem type unknown partition type 0x7

Error 17 : Cannot mount selected partition
Solution
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
Be sure to check your root(x,y) settings in your grub.conf.
Also, if you are trying to boot Windows, make sure that your grub.conf file has the root (hdX,Y) (or rootnoverify (hdX,Y)) and chainloader (hdX,Y)+1 in it.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/grub-er....xml#doc_chap5


EDIT:

you can also try to reinstall grub.
    
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