January 29, 2008 1:49 PM Subscribe
NoIWillNotFixYourComputerFilter: I've got a 500 gig that won't show up in Windows XP. Help!
posted by Lockeownzj00 to computers & internet (7 answers total)
So I bought this 500 gig IDE drive. I'm using Windows XP SP2. I installed it in my box. My BIOS sees it. Windows doesn't. In Disk Manager, I see it as a 128 gig drive
, but it still doesn't appear in Explorer (even if it did, I want those other 372 other gigs dammit). I tried using this
firmware update via floppy for my hard drive controller (promise ide ultra100 tx2), but booting it up yielded a split screen: half was the menu, half was blackness.
So uh. wtf? I've scoured google and found people with similar problems, especially people with SATA drives. But that's not what I've got, so. Could anybody lend me some pearls of wisdom? I'm pretty sure it's not a loose ribbon.