Hello everyone :)
I have a serious problem with my SATA drive.
Yesterday I changed almost everyhting in my comp: motherboard, CPU, RAM and graphic card. I only kept my 2 HDDs, one IDE 40GB (on which I have system) and one SATA 250GB (precious data). They were both working fine on my previous config.
After changing so many components I was prepared to re-install WinXP. Yet, it turned out that it wasn't necessary - the system was booted successfully from my IDE drive, there was only lot of messing around with uninstalling old drivers and installing new ones.
Now - WinXp doesn't recognize my SATA 250GB. I know the HDD works, because BIOS shows its status, numbers and capacity, even Windows Hardware Manager shows that it is present, conneted, working with no conflicts and with all latest drivers. Yet, I cannot access any data on that SATA drive - it's just not present in My Computer.
I ran Partition Magic to see what the program can see.
And that's what I found there:
DISK1 - Partition: Local Disk (*:), Type: Dynamic Disk, Status: None, Pri/Log: Primary
DISK2 - Partition: SYSTEM (C:), Type: FAT32, Status: Active, Pri/Log: Primary
Where's the problem? Why the IDE drive was recognized and the SATA wasn't?
I hope I can save all the data on my 250GB HDD...
Please help me