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scsi drive not being seen


bilko

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I had to replace my eide dvd drive because of failure and as all my sata ports are being used i fitted a pci serial ata controller card. I connected the new dvd drive and a new 500gb wd hd to the card. The hd is being seen in set up (F2) but windows 7 is not showing the drive in my computer so i cannot accesss the drive to formatt it or use it. Set up is showing it as a raid drive? Any ideas? Thanks for looking

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Is it showing in Device manager?

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bilko

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Yes and it states it is working correctly

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bilko

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Pc is set for non-raid

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Can you not right click initialise and format in there?

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bilko

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No unable to access drive at all even though it is in devices managager

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Set to ACHI in BIOS and retry

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bilko

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What does ACHI mean and do?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Finger error

AHCI mode

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bilko

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Tried AHCI mode but pc stalled when booting into windows, tried raid but in end had to set back to non raid. Any ideas?

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Secret-Squirrel

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"Yes and it (Device Manager) states it is working correctly."

It's reassuring that the PC's BIOS and Device Manager can see the drive. It's almost certainly missing in the "Computer" section because it hasn't yet been assigned a drive letter. Have a look here for instructions on how to partition, set a drive letter, and format your new drive using Windows 7's "Disk Management console".

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