Windows XP SP3 disk manager not seeing new Hard Drive

I added a new SATA slave drive. 
The BIOS recognizes the drive. 

Logged into the computer as local administrator.
Device manager shows the drive. 
Windows explorer shows the drive.  When I click on the drive, the system responds "Access Denied".

Issue: Windows DISK Management does not show the drive.  Therefore I am unable to format the drive.  HELP !!!

I have swapped out drives and tried another new hard drive.  Still having the same issue.  Is there a registry setting ??  or something that is preventing this ?


The BIOS needs to be set for SATA and/or RAID.Default settings dont

include the two,usually,in "advanced chipset" set for IDE & SATA,if thats

the case,.If set for either,and have xp cd installation,boot pc to cd,press F6

key when prompted,install SATA/RAID floppy (provided by mfg,or get at controller

mfg web site),choose setting,runs auto,reinstall,select setting,let it run,then press

enter key,at xp cd menu,press r  key for recovery console,select 1 for C: press enter

for password,type: DISKPART  In DiskPART,select new SATA hd,create a partition,

press ESC key,type: FORMAT D: /NTFS  (D: being SATA hd),once its thru,type:


Let xp boot up,open diskmgmt.msc  In msc, new hd,go to actions,all,select

"make active",close out msc.

Also,the floppy needs to be a MS-DOS formatted floppy,then install the SATA/RAID


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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 160 Applies to: