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Hi guys,

I have a SATA hd having windows XP installed in it. After that i used PATA hd for a while and now i want to use my previous hd..i.e the SATA hd. But when i connect the SATA hd , the system is not recognising the presence of a hd in it. Do I have to make some changes in the BIOS as per the suitability to SATA ?

Also, in future i want to make these 2 harddisks (1. Pata(20 Gb(having both Windows and linux installed in it)) and 2. SATA (120 Gb(having only windows installed in it))) into a master-slave system. Kindly tell me how to go about it and which one should be the master disk ?

Also, I think that it is worth noting that i'm using an AMD Athlon Processor.

Kindly help me out with both the problems.

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first of all have you installed SATA drivers? install them nd windows will see the hd.

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Yes, I have. I installed it for windows using the floppy and it was working fine...Now when i disconnected it and want it use it now again(with windows already in it) Do I have have to reinstall it? Please help!

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if you installed sata drivers to both os's(win on PATA, win on sata), then you don't have to reinstall them, if not you have.

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