My Windows xp wont recognise my 2nd Sata hard drive at all.

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tomken38 Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday September 3, 2013 Status Member Last seen September 3, 2013 - Sep 3, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 - Sep 5, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I've installed a 2nd hard drive but my Dell Precision PC does not even know its there.

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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Sep 4, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Hi tomken38,

So that I can find a fix for the problem you are facing please reply with the exact System Model Number of your Dell Precision computer.

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hi Zohaib,my PC is a Dell Dimension 3100 and has a WD 800AAJS HDD but I have a lot of music on it,so its running slow.I tried to install another Sata HD but the PC doesnt recognise it at all.Not even in Bios or Disk Management
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Sep 3, 2013 at 08:06 PM
I suggest you read this:

https://ccm.net/faq/14809-second-sata-hard-drive-not-recognized-by-windows-xp

Good Luck
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Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Sep 5, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Hi tomken38,

As the Hard Drive is not detected in the BIOS, this might be a Hard Drive failure or cable failure. Try connecting this Hard Drive to a different computer and check if it works. Also, try using a different SATA cable to identify the cable failure.

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