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Hi,

The primary HDD on here is an IDE, which comes with the computer, and is not removable as the computer is configured to boot only that HDD (for some reason).

I'm trying to get this computer to read a SATA HDD (160GB). I want it to be a secondary storage device. It's from another computer I have whose motherboard fried, and there is data on it that I need to access for my business. It has Windows XP installed as the OS.

So I hooked it up to the secondary HDD cable, which is of course attached to the main IDE HDD (no other option I think). I booted Windows XP as usual from the main HDD, but the SATA drive isn't showing up in "My Computer," nor is it registering in the Device Manager. The "Secondary Storage Device" slot in the BIOS doesn't show the SATA either.

I went to the BIOS to disable SCSI as recommended by another user on another forum, but there isn't an option for that in my BIOS.

All I need is to get the data off of that SATA HDD and onto the HDD already in the computer.

All help is appreciated.

Thanks,
James

OS: Windows XP
Manufacturer/Model: HP pavilion / a370n

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<<< System Summary >>>
> Mainboard : Asus Grouper
> Chipset : Intel i915GL
> Processor : Intel Pentium 4 530 @ 3000 MHz
> Physical Memory : 512 MB (2 x 256 DDR-SDRAM )
> Video Card : Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/GL, 82910GL Integrated Graphics Device
> Hard Disk : ST3200822AS (200 GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : PHILIPS DVD8421
> CD-Rom Drive : SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A
> Monitor Type : Mitsubishi Electronics NXM76LCD - 17 inchs
> Monitor Type : Mitsubishi Electronics NXM76LCD - 17 inchs
> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RT8139 (A/B/C/810x/813x/C+) Fast Ethernet Adapter
> Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
> DirectX : Version 9.0c (November 2006)
<<< Mainboard >>>
> Manufacturer : HP Pavilion 061
>> General Information
Product : PJ510AA-ABA a730n
Version : 0nB1211RE101GROUP00
Serial Number : MXF4400FBZ NA440
Unique ID : Unspecified
Start mode : Unspecified
>> OEM Information
Manufacturer : Hewlett-Packard
Model : Pavilion
OEM #1 : Unspecified
OEM #2 : Unspecified
OEM #3 : Unspecified
OEM #4 : Unspecified
OEM #5 : Unspecified
OEM #6 : Unspecified
OEM #7 : Unspecified
OEM #8 : Unspecified
OEM #9 : Unspecified
OEM #10 : Unspecified
OEM #11 : Unspecified
OEM #12 : Unspecified
OEM #13 : Unspecified
OEM #14 : Unspecified
OEM #15 : Unspecified
OEM #16 : Unspecified
> Mainboard : Asus Grouper
>> General Information
Manufacturer : ASUSTeK Computer INC. (Asus)
Product : Grouper
Version : 1.xx
Serial Number : X312345678
Support MP : Yes, 1 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4
>> Chassis Information
Manufacturer : Chassis Manufacture
Type : Desktop
Version : Chassis Version
Serial Number : Chassis Serial Number
Asset : Asset-1234567890
>> Sensor Information
Monitoring Chip : SMSC DME1737
>> On-Board Device Information
Device : (Ethernet)
Device : (Sound)
Device : (Video)
>> Slots Information
Slot PCI-Express : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening
Slot PCI : In Use (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 3.3v, Shared Slot Opening
>> External Connectors
Mouse : PS/2
Keyboard : PS/2
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
>> Internal Connectors
AUX : On Board Sound Input from CD-ROM
CD : On Board Sound Input from CD-ROM
IDE : On Board IDE
FLOPPY : On Board Floppy
CPU_FAN
SYS_FAN
ATXPWR
FP_AUDIO
> Bios : American Megatrends Inc.
>> General Information
Manufacturer : American Megatrends Inc.
Version : 3.06
Date : 27 August 2004
Address : 0xF000 on 512 KB
Copyright : (C)2003 American Megatrends, Inc
Motherboard ID : 63-0306-000000-00101111-082704-I915-A0005046
DMI Version : 2.3
>> Characteristics
Flashable : Yes
Socketed : Yes
>> Functionnality
APM : Yes
ACPI : Yes
ESCD : Yes
PnP : Yes
PCI : Yes
ISA : Yes
AGP : Yes
USB : Yes
PCMCIA : No
Smart Battery : No
>> Boot Information
Selectable Boot : Yes
CD-ROM Boot : Yes
PC Card (PCMCIA) Boot : No
I20 Boot : No
LS-120 Boot : Yes
1394 Boot : No
ATAPI ZIP Boot : Yes
Network Boot : Yes
> Chipset : Intel i915GL
>> General Information
NorthBridge : Intel i915GL
SouthBridge : 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge
>> NorthBridge Information
Architecture : Direct Media Interface (DMI)
Manufacturer : Intel (Hewlett-Packard Company)
Codename : Grantsdale
Revision : B1
Bus Speed : 200.1 MHz
FSB Frequency : 800.2 MHz (QDR)
FSB max. Support : 533 MHz
RAM max. Support : DDR2 (400 MHz)
>> Memory Information
Frequency : 200 MHz
DRAM/FSB Ratio : 1/1
Supported Channels : Dual (128-bit)
Activated Channels : Single
ECC Diagnostic : No
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 5 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 0 clocks
Shared Memory (video) : Yes
>> Video Information
Integrated Controller : Yes
Enabled : Yes
>> Device Capabilities (PCI)
I/O Access : No
Memory Access : Yes
Bus Master Capable : Yes
Special Cycle Recognition : No
Memory Write & Invalidate : No
VGA Palette Snoop : No
Parity Error Response : No
Cycle Wait : No
System Error Line : No
Fast Back-to-Back : No
Detects Parity Errors : No
User Defined Format : No
PCI 66Mhz Bus Support : No
New Capability List : Yes
PCI Support : Vendor-Dependant

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