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I've had a 160gb HD just sittin in my desktop unplugged for awhile. It has an xp install still on it and all my old shtuff.

I recently needed to get something off of it, so I plug the power and the sata cable up and boot to bios to check if its recognized..

On the first page of my BIOS, it tells you all your IDE masters and slaves. The hd shows on this page that it's there. But when i go a few tabs over to look at what boot order the HD's are in, as well as the other selection to just view your Hd's, disable them if you want to (I forget the name of the option, under power). The HD doesn't show there. And of course it doesn't show in windows, not even device manager.

So basically, the only place it's recognized is the 'Main' page of the A8N32-SLI Deluxe's BIOS. I'm just wondering if you guys have any idea what the problem is, because I can't seem to figure it out.

Thank you very much
    
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I assume it's an IDE HDD?

Are the jumpers on the back of the HDD configured right?
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R/Click My Computer> Manage> Disk Management. Is it there?
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I assume it's an IDE HDD?

Are the jumpers on the back of the HDD configured right?
No sorry, It's a sata drive. And it is enabled where it should be in the bios.

@ grunion:

I posted that it didn't show, but no worries.
    
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No sorry, It's a sata drive. And it is enabled where it should be in the bios.

@ grunion:

I posted that it didn't show, but no worries.
You said it's not seen in device manager, that's different from disk management.

Have you tried a different port yet?
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You said it's not seen in device manager, that's different from disk management.

Have you tried a different port yet?
I'm sorry I meant the entire window. And yes I have four ports, 2 are used by my raid, and the other two both show only in the 'Main' page of my bios, but fail to show in 'Boot'
    
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Tried booting to a Linux LiveCD? Can you mount the drive and read from it that way?
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