Cannot access ATA-100 drives after installing Win2kpro

Posted on 2003-03-06
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have win2kpro with SP3 installed on a 4G SCSI drive. My ATA-100 drives (10G and 60G) are recognized by the BIOS but not seen in windows explorer of Win2k.  The ATA drives are FAT32 and the SCSI drive is NTFS.  The Motherboard is Intel SE440BX2 and the ATA-100 controller (I believe) is Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Master Bus controller.
In device manager under driver details, Win2k has selected atapi.sys, intelide.sys and pciidex.sys.  I have tried to change the driver, but Win2k will not change it.
Is there anything that I can do to get Win2k to recognize the drives, or do I need to purchase another controller?
Question by:mmg00d
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 8083271
Did you go into Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) to see if the drives are properly detected in the system?  You can assign drive letters there also.

LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 8083367
You may need to "Import Foreign Disk" to get them to recognize also...


Expert Comment

ID: 8084209
    Is your 10Gig ATA-66? Putting ATA-33 and ATA-66 drives on the same cable is not a good idea.

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!


Expert Comment

ID: 8084753
See my comment on the cubicalquad hdd problem


Author Comment

ID: 8113855
Thanks for the quick responses.  I found that there was an issue with a driver for a "raid" controller.  Once I found and reinstalled that driver, I could then see the drives in Win2k.
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 8114256
Ahh...well that would have helped to mention a RAID controller.  Glad you resolved your problem.  Since we were unable to help you fix it, please post a 0 point question in the Community Support TA (http://www.experts-exchange.com/commspt/) and ask them to reduce the points in this question to 0 and move it to the PAQ (Previously Answered Questions).  You won't lose any points, and the knowledge in this article will be archived.  Or you can choose a comment from above and award points anyway (or post a question in Community Support to have the points split as you see fit).



Accepted Solution

SpideyMod earned 0 total points
ID: 8115619
PAQ'd and points refunded.

Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question