All, Interesting how this issue was resolved....
While my wife was working on the computer the system crashed. I asked her
to leave it along until I got home. When I got home I rebooted the computer
ans started checking the computer to include clicking on the "computer"
icon. Well, I could now see all my drives - SATA and PATA!! Problem
Anyone have any idea what may have happened to solve this problem?
"JohnSk" <jxs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hope you can help. I took a IDE 200GB drive from my old machine and
> installed it my new Vista HP Pavilion a6230n for backup/storage. The
> a6230n came with a SATA drive (400GB). I used the IDE connection on the
> motherboard for the 200GB drive and tried Cable Select, Master, and Slave.
> Problem is that I can not get the 200GB drive to show-up when I click on
> the "Computer" icon. I can see C:/, and D:/. I see the drive in
> "Computer Management" and "Disk Management" and can change the Letter
> designator when ever I want. The drive in qestion show status as Healthy
> (Active, Primary Partition). I tried reformating the drive and selecting a
> different drive letter. Setting up two partitions then changing it back
> to one. Still no drive leter showing up for this drive when I click on
> the Computer Icon on my desktop. I can type the drive letter "L:/" into
> the address bar at the top of the open folder and I see the drive and it's
> contents. Tried calling Seagate Cutomer Service to no avail. Soooooo, any
> ideas out there??? Thanks inadvance..... JohnS