Qosmio G20 - XP doesn't see second HARD drive, but the BIOS is

Hello

Mylène for the long post - but think if give good info, I poss of correct answer:

After the crash of QOSMIO G20... managed to reinstall of XP Recovery DVD-ROM. Immed after, looked at the config with Win Explorer and two hard drives all present and correct. even copied a picture of my images on the D: drive, just to make sure that all aok.

Then downloaded SP3 and tried to install - it reported failure and then shut down the PC. After attempts to get again - until finally resorted to reuse the Recovery DVD-ROM.
Come back XP again - but now, while the BIOS sees two hard drives (reports size, Fab details, etc.), as far as Windows is concerned, it does not exist.

Tried to initialize in disk management - no sign there.
He was then released, put it in a shopping cart, connected to the office and initialized and formatted - then returned to mobile... zilch!

Your kind suggestions and recommendations could save just the remaining strands terrified of hair of a violent end...

A lot of TIA
Logis

Hello House,

Normally, if the BIOS recognizes the HARD drive, but not Windows, this means that the HARD disk is not formatted, but it must be visible under the Windows disk management.
You see it now?

If not it is not easy to say what the reason are you should try load default settings in the BIOS and save it. Then start Windows and check if HDD is visible there too.

In the worst case, it s that a malfunction of the HARD disk controller, but what you can test if swap you the two drives and put them in another location.

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