I have a 80 GB IDE Drive(Seagate). I have windows xp installed on it and everything is prim and proper.
Now i have to upgrade storage. So got a 320 GB seagate barracuda SATA Drive. Put it in the sata slot.
The Bios detected both drives. Booted the ide drive. It took a long time to load XP, but XP loads at last. But i dont see the drive in explorer. There is an icon in the taskbar, that says "Safely Remove Hardware" that refers to my SATA Drive.
When i tried to access the drive from storage->disk management, it shows the drive as uninitialized. When i tried to initialize it, i got an error from XP saying to luk into event manager logs for help. The event manager system logs gives errors like "CRC checksum" error and "I/O Operation timed out" errors.
kindly advise as to what i should do. Is my new SATA drive missing some partition tables or something like that? How can i reset the MBT and stuff.....its not a completely new drive. It had some stuff before and had partitions earlier. it was formatted before i tried to put it along with the IDE drive.