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Hard Drive w/o a drive letter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 4point, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. 4point

    4point Thread Starter

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    :confused: Second hard drive WDC WD600JB Hard Drive mounted internally (or external with USB adapter) is not seen by Windows XP File manager/My Computer, is listed in System Properties/Device Manager under "Disk Drives", is listed under Computer Management/Disk Management without as drive letter, right click on blank drive letter and "Change Drive Letter and Paths ..." grayed out.. (note: I suspect that the disk's copy of the system's disk is corrupt.) Going to the Command Prompt, using Diskpart, "list disk" shows both disks, unable to assign a "letter=G" or any other unused letter above G: I downloaded hard disk recovery shareware to check that the data file are still on the disk...shows the NTFS files with a sector search. Need help to get computer Windows XP to recognize drive and read files.
     
  2. FijiJohn

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    At this point I usually make a forensic back up of the drive (e.g., Ghost with /ia - the 'image all' switch). If tools like Partition Magic don't even see the drive I use partition recovery software (like the one by [email protected] - which has worked VERY well for me).
     
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    Thanks...will try.
     
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