Secondary disc not always recognised

  jonmac 16:06 17 May 09

I have a second SATA hard drive which is not always recognised on booting up so doesn't appear in Explorer. Re-booting sometimes helps but not always first time. My external drive always appears when switched on.

Anyone suggest a reason or cure? I'm running XP Home fully patched.

  Pineman100 16:26 17 May 09

Have you checked that both ends of the SATA cable are properly plugged in? Ditto the power cable?

  jonmac 22:42 17 May 09

Thanks for the response Pineman100 and apologies for the delay in replying (due to visitors). I have checked that previously but will recheck tomorrow and report back.

  jonmac 07:11 27 Nov 09

Problem seemed to fade away over the succeeding weeks and hasn't come back. Thanks for the suggestions Pineman.

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