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2nd HDD suddenly Showing Up As Unformatted

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by edparrott, Jul 27, 2002.

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  1. edparrott

    edparrott Thread Starter

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    Hi folks. Just wondering if someone here has come across this kind of problem before. I run 2 HDD, both are Maxtor 60gb, the Master holds Win 2000, Win XP Pro, and Redhat 7.3. The 2nd HDD holds 3 partitions, I use these for storage of various data - Multimedia, Webdev, MP3, ect. Here's the prob - On reboot earlier today, the 2nd HDD suddenly showed up as unformatted. I've booted into a couple different DOS based diag apps, and get the same result, that the partitions are unformatted, including Partition Magic. The 3 partitions are intact, just unformatted. Which, of course, renders the data useless, as I can't get to it. Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. - Thank You. -Ed Parrott
     
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    hey edparrott
    [tsg=welcome][/tsg]

    Can you see them when you use the W2K OS?
     
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