Additional Harddrive not detected by my computer!

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Phatboii1223

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OK , its a rather long story btu for sake of any left out information I will explain everything.


Ok, i bought an external hardd rive about 6 months ago before my computer crashed. Transferred all my files , then erased my computer (I didnt have ym reformat cd at the moment so i actually erased manually most of my files ((not windows operational files))) any way. It just so happens that while removing ym external hard drive to place it in a more conveniant spot the usb port snapped. I took it to the store but they said it didnt cover in the warranty. So after tryign in diffrent places i decided to open ym external hard dirve and keep the hard drive itsself.


The hard drive is SATA , so i had to buy a converter to install it as an internal hard drive in my computer . After much effort it was connected and the tech guys at CompUSA helped me by recognizing the harddirve using BIOS. The harddrive worked fine for about 6 months until i reformatted my CPU about 3 days ago. Now my additional hard drive (the once external hardrive isnt recognized ) so im pretty sure its not a matter of wiring because it once worked how it is connected now (and i havent changed anything). So im sure its simply adjusting the harddrive with BIOS again. When i enter my BIOS setting in startup i can see the hard dirve is recognized but i do not know what tod o form here so it appears on my computer.

PS: I dont want to lose the information i have on ym harddirve , so if a format is required what other options do i have!?


PLEASEEE HELP , SCHOOL STARTS TOMORROW AND I NEED MY FILES!
 
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I'm not too sure what you mean when you say you reformatted your cpu - if you mean you formatted the once external hard drive, you'll have lost all the data on it already. What exactly did you format?

EDIT: Also, what version of Windows are you running?
 

Phatboii1223

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I mean i left my original hard dirve ( C:\\ ) at factory settings and reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition Service PAck 2. I am 100% sure the additional harddirve wasnt affected during this process because i disconnected it before.
 
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