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External USB HD not showing up with a drive letter?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jadesign, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. jadesign

    jadesign Thread Starter

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    I have XPpro w/sp2 and have been using this external 200gb drive for about 2 years and I also hook up a 5/in/1 card reader to the front USB. Just the other day I went to use the external 200gb drive and it was not there. I checked Disk Managment and it shows up as (Disk 1) Basic 189.90GB online BUT no letter for the drive. It says it is "Unallocated". I tryed it on 2 other machines and same thing. How can I get to the data on this disk?:confused:
     
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    jadesign Thread Starter

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    Darn! Hope that I didn't have to do that - data recovery software how does that work if computer dosen't give a drive letter?
     
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    Unallocated means that there is corruption of the partition table at least. The data recovery software is going to be the way to go here...
     
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