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Lost second SATA drive, HELP!!!! AAIIGGH!!!

Q: Lost second SATA drive, HELP!!!! AAIIGGH!!!

I ve been having some assorted odd hangs during boot-up of my pc for several months - got bad enough to where I just started second SATA Lost AAIIGGH!!! HELP!!!! drive, leaving it on all the time instead of booting up in the morning Then a couple of week ago it wouldn t boot into XP at all - I Lost second SATA drive, HELP!!!! AAIIGGH!!! booted to my XP Pro disk and selected Recovery console - this put me into a DOS window I could do a directory of Lost second SATA drive, HELP!!!! AAIIGGH!!! the root and a CHKDSK said that the drive appeared good but when reran it with the quot p quot switch it said it had unknown errors BUT - I could still do a quot DIR quot and it would list all the directories I finally gave up and figured a sector in the Windows directory had gone bad or possibly the File Allocation table I went out and bought another WD BG SATA drive and plugged it in and went thru the painful process of reinstalling XP to the new drive After things were up and running again I used a program called quot Get it Back quot that basically scans damaged drives and lets you recover files I slowly have been scanning the old drive and pulling directories and files back onto the new drive as I filtered through them Painful but it was working THEN- just tonight IT HAPPENED AGAIN ON THE NEW DRIVE The pc locked up on me while running Firefox on MSNBC com and won t LOAD WINDOWS I booted into the Recovery console AGAIN and the same thing -- it won t let me access subdir s Access denied quot but I ran a CHKDSK and it appears to be okay but it won t load the OS WTF Did I get some kind of boot virus I ran Norton s AV constantly on the old drive and virus files were always updated - the same on the new drive but I had McAfee this time instead I don t know if it is a virus or if my MB is whacking my HD s somehow - it has been on off flaky since I had it repaired right after I got it a couple years ago I had to send it back for repairs warranty but it has run pretty much okay other than the hanging and locking up on high end D games a couple of months ago HELP I M GONNA PUT MY FIST THRU THE THING Thanks in advance - Jim Stats MB ASUS P P -E GB RAM XP Pro SP GB WD SATA drives two ATI Radeon XT MB nbsp

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A: Lost second SATA drive, HELP!!!! AAIIGGH!!!

Well Jim,

Looks like your first mistake is WD, I have not had much luck with their drives for the last 4 years.

Still though it sounds like a software problem or maybe a Bios Setting.

At what point during bootup does it hang?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-second-sata-drive-help-aaiiggh.567103/
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A:Lost Partitions on SATA Drive

Sounds like you need to install sata drivers probably from motherboard cd to see the sata drive.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-partitions-on-sata-drive.593801/
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A:Sata drive ISSUES... Have i lost my data??

what OS are you using
what mobo is it
what drive did you have in this computer before
what computer did you have the Maxter in before
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-drive-issues-have-i-lost-my-data.540781/
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G'day all

My motherboard died and i had two 80GB SATA drives setup in raid 0. I'm wondering if i can save the data on the drives if i can get another motherboard with similar specs. Does anyone have any idea about what i could do to save the data from the drives?

Specs
M/B: Gigabyte 8KNXP
Chipset: Intel 875P / ICH5R
 

A:M/B died and SATA Drive info lost???

Do the drives have the OS installed on them? If you get the same motherboard it should work without problems. I think you can also pull it off with any motherboard thats going to support raid 0, you will just have to repair XP to get your system to boot.

If they don't have the OS installed you should just be able to hook it up to any raid 0 setup and the data will be fine.

Unless of course something bad happened when your mobo fried and took the drives with it (ie - lightning).
 

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When I boot up I see the message that primary drive found but secondary sata device not found.
The drive works ok when I am using it and shows up everywhere it should except in the boot sequence.How can I get in back so I can boot with it.Just had a new mobo and CPU installed along with an extra HDD which was the sata and only had it home for a couple of days before I screwed it up.That didn't take long.
My bad
 

A:Solved: Lost sata drive in boot sequence

Bought new computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-lost-sata-drive-in-boot-sequence.830187/
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A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.
 

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A:New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Ya no problem use it. For more details contact us at www.sacatech.com
 

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A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installation-problems-of-windows-xp-onto-sata-hd-sata-drive-not-recognized.773644/
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A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/318314-upgrading-hard-disk-sata-sata-3-drive.html
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A:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

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A:W10 Recognizes My External SATA II Drive As SATA I - Why ?

Originally Posted by Ex_Brit


I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
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A few questions come to mind: is the drive plugged into a eSATA port on the computer and its cable rated as SATA II? Or is it in an External USB drive case that is plugged into a USB 2.0 port or maybe a USB 3.0 port?

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/53036-w10-recognizes-my-external-sata-ii-drive-sata-i-why.html
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A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card(RAID 0/1/JBOD)

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A:How can I tell if my SATA drive is running at SATA 2 speed?

http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html?modelx=33&model1=117&model2=676&chart=31
 

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A:Lost hdd id letter on sata hdd

Oh yes, two Primary Active HardDrives.

You should still see it in My Computer
Where you can right click on it and select Format...

Or just use a Windows CD to boot from and remove it from there
(I usually unplug the main one just to make sure that I don't remove the partition (and format) that)
 

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A:Lost sata drivers

Hello Hoosiervol Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The first place to look would be right at the Asus support site! ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M5A97

Once the model page is found for the model board you have you open the "downloads" tab and then select the OS you are running to automatically arrive at the correct download page. There are two versions of the driver sets with three items for the 32bit and 64bit XP, Vista/7, and the 3rd for all three versions under each driver version to choose from.

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A:Lost SATA RAID Drives

Well, I can tell you what happened in case you haven't figured that out yet.

The CF card was recognized as a Drive by the system and when you rebooted it got assigned a drive letter before the RAID array drives.

Why they did not pick up the next consecutively available drive letters...I don't know.

Having removed the CF card, I would have expected a reboot to untangle the ill "Waved Skivvies" (sorry I couldn't resist that opportunity Skivvywaver )

Not being a RAID guy myself, I am not really schooled in configuring the RAID BIOS, but I think THAT is where any hope of salvation lies.

Once you get your Drives back I would ASSIGN them drive letters (see Help "drive letters") that are well above the used area, just like you would an Optical drive in a system that you added/removed HD's from frequently.

That's about all I can suggest.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-sata-raid-drives.325943/
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A:SATA & non-SATA drive interlinking! Help!

You have to partition hard drives before they show up in My Computer.

See Disk Management.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sata-non-sata-drive-interlinking-help.49017/
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A:Sata II drive to sata I port?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sata-ii-drive-to-sata-i-port.122031/
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A:Lost space on external drive - Lost 1TB of 2TB drive

I've always found WinDirStat results a bit cryptic.

Maybe you can get a more sensible result with a similar free application:

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

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A:Lost MBR? Need SATA controller, chipset, BIOS - I don't know!!!

Looks like the C drive has gone bad or it needs an all 0's write. How is the boot sequence set in the bios? The A drive needs to be OUT of the boot sequence entirely. The sata controller needs to be enabled in the bios too
 

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A:Windows 8 upgrade lost one of my SATA DVD-RW drives

The drive does show in the BIOS however.



As the DVD is not show in BIOS, it is not a Windows problem.

Try this:
1) Shut down PC.
2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
4) Shut down PC.
5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
7) Check Device status.

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A:Just lost two IDE Primary and Seconday partitions to SATA - Help - Please - Urgent

Welcome to the world of SATA and RAID.

If your hard drives were configured for RAID - normally, I would say reinstall every thing the way you used to have it. BUT, since there is no backup of your data, well, you live and learn. In a RAID configuration - if one hard drive goes down (basically speaking) all RAID drives go down. That's why I mentioned putting every thing back as it was.

Contact ASUS tech support - this is your best bet for SAFEMODE DATA RECOVERY in a RAID system.

FireDoc
 

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I think this is a job for a local trusted computer shop to fix. Be sure they are a good shop though many of them will just try to reformat your computer.
 

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If you have the drivers for the SATA controller installed on your Windows installation then there's rarely any issue cloning the PATA drive to a SATA drive, and there's no issue with cloning to larger drive either, both Acronis and Ghost support going to a smaller or bigger drive. The file system doesn't matter.
 

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I had the same problem this week with a drive like that. Have you tried to reformat it? Also make sure your system can handle a 2TB drive.

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A:Transferring files from a laptop SATA drive to a desktop IDE drive

If the desktop has SATA, then just plug the Laptop drive in, make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the IDE, and thats it.

If it doesn't, then the most painless way is an external USB Caddy - like this: http://shop.mcgtech.com.au/s.nl/it.A/id.2988/.f?sc=2&category=8641

SCAN IT FOR VIRUSES/SPYWARE BEFORE TRANSFERRING DATA!!!
 

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A:SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

Quote:
2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32


Why FAT32?



Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
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A:SATA drive unaccessable-is called Dynamic Foreign drive

Unless you're going to have a multidisk volume HDD I don't think you will want
to partition your SATA into a Dynamic Disk. I have never heard of Dynamic and Foreign but things change everyday.

Other operating systems: If you convert a disk with a partition that contains an operating system other than Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional, you will not be able to start the computer from that operating system after the conversion.

Reverting back to basic disks: After you convert a basic disk into a dynamic disk, you cannot change the dynamic volumes back to partitions. Instead, you must delete all dynamic volumes on the disk and then use the Convert To Basic Disk command. Hope this answer some of your question.

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plvness,

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Sorry to hear you are having issues Beaner...

Not sure how politically correct that name is either... LOL!






Quote:
I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up.


What application did you use to make this "Clone"?






Quote:
Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.


Can you boot into your OS? If yes, can you see both the old HDD and the Cloned HDD? If you can positivly ID the cloned drive just format it and start again!

I can give you more details once you give me more details!

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Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym


I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
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Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.


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What is the power supply like? Make sure the power cables are on a different branch, if possible.

Perhaps the PSU isn't sending out enough power for both drive on a single cable?

Just a guess.

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A:Install Windows 7 with Sata Hard Drive and IDE DVD ROM Drive

Have you checked out all of our Questions list ?


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A:Can't boot from a SATA drive when an IDE drive is connected

syzygy said:





My systems are all rather old -- running Pentium 4 CPU's in 478 pin sockets. From the time I built them, they have run Windows XP (now with SP3 installed) on IDE drives. Rock solid and stable. Two are on ABIT IS7 -- one a V2 and one an E -- motherboards and two are on ABIT IC7 G motherboards.

Recently with the dramatic price drops on SATA drives I bought two of the Western Digital black 640 GB drives planning to make them the C drives in the two machines I use most to get a boost in speed. I had no trouble installing Windows XP to the WD drive and the speed improvement as measured by HDTach is very impressive. So long as the only drive connected is the SATA drive the system(s) boot and run perfectly. I had planned to reformat the old 500 GB Seagate IDE drives that used to be C drives and use them for file storage. If I connect an IDE drive to either of the IDE connectors on the motherboard where the SATA drive is set to be the boot drive, bootup fails with an error message saying no OS was found etc. I have read the manuals carefully and can't find any information on getting SATA and IDE drives to play nice together. I had assumed there was some place in BIOS to do this -- but so far as I can tell, there isn't. There doesn't appear to be a place in the BIOS to set boot to be SATA instead of IDE, and it is clearly defaulting to the IDE drive if an IDE drive is present.

I could just buy another WD SATA drive, but I have all of these Seagate 500 GB drives that would make superb archive drives. Seems a shame to not use them -- if only I can figure out how to do that.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.Click to expand...

Take out the IDE HDD and install them into USB 2.0 external cases. Drag the data files to the new SATA instead. This is what I would do. See if you had the OS on IDE and then use the SATA on it's channel then they would work that way. There was some issues in the past where the both don't work so well when used as the man boot drive. I am sure you have all the drivers and chipsets for the MOBO (motherboard).
 

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A:Cloning IDE boot drive to sata drive

Brink posted a very good suggestion; it's #3.
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A:Setting a SATA drive as the boot drive

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An easy solution if your system has the right characteristics?
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A:Drive Copy from a IDE to SATA Drive

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A:Won't see SATA 2 drive

Well Andy, you can't set a ... SATA... drive to master or slave, so you might want to rethink this post.

Only PATA or IDE drives have the jumper to move. They connect with the 80 pin ribbon cable.
 

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A:Use ata with sata drive

Use an 80 wire IDE cable and set it to cable select. Otherwise, it would be a master on that channel if there's nothing else on that channel.

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A:Bad SATA drive?

Test the HDD. And test your RAM. Copy the installation files to the hard drive to get over a flaky CD.
 

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As for the "nice speed boost" proving to be helpful - your mileage may vary. What are you trying to improve?
 

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A:Add 2nd SATA Drive

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If this is a new computer it should be under warranty. Sounds like you may have an issue with a bad Drive.
 

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A:Can't See SATA Drive

Hello Mikey07. Is there anything here that helps.
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and welcome to the Forum

No . . but it is easy to move to the 0 slot

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Honestly, you can get a really good SATA DVD Drive for about $15-20....I'd just go that route.

Here is the one I got for my system......Newegg.com - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - CD / DVD Burners

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A:Help with New SATA DVD-ROM drive

Check in the BIOS if there's an option to set RAID or IDE-compatible mode (or anything similar) for the SATA controller. Normally SATA connectors on the motherboard are color-coded - typically you'll connect any boot drives to red plugs, accessory drives (like opticals) to the black plugs. Others like yellow and purple are for RAID controllers that may not be running in a "compatible" mode.

According to the manual for that motherboard, SATA ports 5 and 6 are controlled by a separate Promise RAID controller - if you're plugged into one of those, that's probably why the drive isn't seen, especially if the driver isn't installed for the Promise controller.
 

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