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2nd Hard Drive has no letter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bugler101, Apr 16, 2003.

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  1. bugler101

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    Tried to install GoBack and error occured then system tried to restore but could not repair MBR and BPE. When I reboot The second drive does not show as connected and when I use disk management (XP Professional) it appears without a drive letter and I can't assign one (grayed out). I have installed and run "Recovery Console" still no joy. The drive shows as D: but when I reboot it is not present. I have booted from a bott floppy (Win98 and it does not show). I have verified it is FAT32 and it contains a majority of my Software installations. I need to get this data back, PLEASE any help for this one??
     
  2. cheapshot

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    This sounds like it can be many things. This drive used to work in this config before? If you have a primary and secondary ide controller, try the drive as a master on the secondary and vice versa. Also, run fdisk with your Win98 boot disk and verify that this drive is not set as a Non dos partition.

    There is also a virus out there that I have encountered that may give this problem. Not too sure of the name but I will post back if I find it.
     
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    This drive now shows as Non-DOS. I use Norton SystemWorks 2003 and keep it up to date, and don't think it is a virus but will check to see if it slipped on during my hard drive rebuild.
     
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