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Get drive letter for slave while keeping data

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cr0bar, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. cr0bar

    cr0bar Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    My master hard disk failed and I have successfully replaced it with a new one and reinstalled windows XP etc. Before the crash I had a second slave drive with some data I would like to keep on it. When I connect this drive, it shows up in disk management, but does not get assigned a drive letter. How can I get windows to assign a drive letter to the drive without formatting it and losing all of my data?

    Both drives are IDE drives, the master is jumpered to cable select and is on the master cable, the slave seems to have lost its jumper, or never had one, but shows up in the bios as the secondary hard drive.

    Please Help Me, I'm stumped.
     
  2. Lozzy-loz

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  3. cr0bar

    cr0bar Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Thanks, but that doesn't quite solve the problem, I should have been clearer. I can do what is suggested in this page which is to go to Disk management and assign a drive letter, but the drive does not then show up in 'My Computer' and the data is not accessible. So the drive can be assigned a letter, but it doesn't actually do anything.

    Thanks
     
  4. TG512

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    Try setting the jumper on the new drive to Master and put a jumper on the old drive to Slave.
    Let us know if that works.
     
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