Re: BIOS AND Vista Not Seeing 2nd Hard Drive
Review your mobo manual, in particular the settings for using sata drives
not in a raid.
You can usually set the Bios to Defaults, as in default mode raid settings
are generally not enabled.
"ejames" <email@example.com(donotspam)> wrote in message
> Yes, I am referring to the motherboard BIOS. In Windows XP it showed
> In Vista it shows 69.8 GB. There is about 10MB or so allocated to system
> Elizabeth James
> "DL" wrote:
>> Winxp showed one drive because you had a stripe array
>> Vista has no baring on the bios, so if its not there now it was unlikely
>> have been there before - You are refering to motherboard bios BTW?
>> What size does vist show for C?
>> "ejames" <firstname.lastname@example.org(donotspam)> wrote in message
>> >I have upgraded from Windows XP Service Pack 3 to Vista on a Toshiba
>> > G35-AVA600 which has two 80GB SATA hard drives. In Windows XP the drive
>> > was
>> > seen as one 180GB hard drive. No problem.
>> > After I installed Vista the second drive is not showing and I can't
>> > format
>> > it from disk management services because it is not shown.
>> > The wierd thing is that I am not missing any files, but perhaps I had
>> > not
>> > used any space on the second hard drive, therefore I wouldn't be
>> > missing
>> > any
>> > files.
>> > Also, after installing Vista I checked the BIOS and it does not see my
>> > second hard drive (it lists second hard drive and says "None"), nor
>> > does
>> > My
>> > Computer but it is there as I have made no hardware changes. All I did
>> > was
>> > upgrade from Windows XP Service Pack 3 to installing Windows Vista. I
>> > have
>> > the latest RAID drivers from Toshiba which was updated after I
>> > installed
>> > Vista. The latest BIOS was installed from Toshiba website BEFORE I
>> > upgraded
>> > and it WAS listed in the BIOS.
>> > I've read the many threads on second ATA hard drives but no one
>> > mentions
>> > that their BIOS does not recognize the drive as well as Vista.
>> > How do I fix this problem?? Any help at all would be greatly
>> > appreciated!!
>> > Thanks!
>> > --
>> > Elizabeth James