Windows 2000 lost 2nd drive
Posted on 2003-10-29
I have recently installed Windows 2000 and now my second harddrive has dissapeared.
I am using an Abit KX7-333-RAID with two IBM Deskstar 60 GB drives spanned on the RAID. My secondary harddrive is a Seagate Barracuda ST3120026A 120GB connected through IDE channel 1.
Windows is installed on the RAID and functions as normal except the secondary Seagate drive nolonger apears in Explorer or the Disk Management tool.
Within the device manager Windows can see the drive and claims it is working fine and reports 'no conflicts' on all hard ware.
The BIOS detects the drive correctly.
I am running service pk4 and have all uptodate microsoft critical patches.
I have used a floppy with an ibm disk repair tool that recognises the drive and reports its media integrity and mechanics as good. The seagate drive was working fine until I setup the RAID. It was NTFS with two partitions and was used as a backup device and holds valuable data.
Please, can anyone help me?