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Hard Drive Problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Petlydecker, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. Petlydecker

    Petlydecker Thread Starter

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    I am running WindowsMe and have 2 seperate hard drives in my system. My primary (C) and secondary (D). Everything was working normally before I reformatted my (D) drive. After the reformat I can't seem to move files from my (C) drive to my (D) drive now. When I try it my computer locks up. This never happened before I reformatted my (D) drive. I don't have a virus if anyone was going to ask me that. Anyones help would be appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Styxx

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    I'd just have to ask, in the BIOS, is the secondary drive recognized as Primary Slave? It is unusual you could use the drive then suddenly not. Maybe it's went bad on you, maybe you need to check that it's olugged in correctly. The cable heads can work loose.
     
  3. mobo

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    did you partition and format the 2nd drive as well ? I ask because there have been times when i reformatted a drive and couldn't copy to it until I formatted it again before setup.
     
  4. Petlydecker

    Petlydecker Thread Starter

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    I have not touched anything in the bios. It was just a matter of 15 minutes between using the drive and formatting it. It was working perfectly 15 minutes before. I moved files to my C drive and formatted the D drive. The drive shows up in My Computer and I can access the drive and files on the drive with no problem. I just cannot move files from my C drive to my D without it locking up. To format the drive I used my boot disk into dos and choose A:format d. The same as I always do.
     
  5. Petlydecker

    Petlydecker Thread Starter

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    My Secondary IDE Controller has a yellow exclamation point next to it. I am going to try and re-install the driver. If anyone has any advice as to why this happened I am all ears. Thanks again for the replies.

    Thanks!
     
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