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problems with WD HDD (:panic:)

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after fixing the cpu cooling problem i am in a much more stressing situation...
whatz the problem ? ->
after installing new hardware (new hdd also) , i installed win XP on the new hdd
...and after configuring & stuff i decided to plug in my old hdd (WD 10 GB) via serial ATA which i never used before :o)

so i setted up everything like it supposed to be (serial ata connector to hdd,, power also, bla bla)
and... booted up,, disk is found by RAID controler, BUT there is no trace of it in the win explorer...
so i looked up control panel - admin tools - computer managment - storage - disk managment
and then i saw a terrifying scene...
under my new hdd there was my old hdd shown like this :

Disk 1
Unknown
9,55 GB
Not Initialized

on the right it says : "Unallocated"

i was shocked, terrifyed, paranoid,,
EVERYTHING i have ever collected, photos of friends, stuff,, bla bla ,, gone ?! no no, thatz not acceptable

so i figured, i must get rid of the paranoia :))
so i unplugged the new HDD , and plugged in only the old one
and what happend ?
1. CMOS reset ?!?!??!?!
2. in the part of booting where hdd needs to be booted up it just stops

so now, i am desperate, and writing this msg around expert forums in hope someone will have some creazy idea that could help
plz help people, 6 years of work is on that HDD, i CANT lose it

-> thnx to everyone for reading this
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