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Lost all HD, except Primary Master

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MENKLEIN, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. MENKLEIN

    MENKLEIN Thread Starter

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    Suddenly lost slave hard drive.
    Using Windows XP.

    Have had primary master and slave hards, fine until now.
    Although, I can still see it when booting (BIOS) and in Device Manager, when I attempt to access it, it's either not recognized, or it tells me "Drive not formatted...". I do not want to format the drive, it was good until now (have data on it).

    Already tried the following:
    Reboot
    Re-install W-XP (on top of the existing Windows XP)
    Moved the HD from 'primary slave' to secondary slave'
    Installed other hard drives (known to be good)
    Nothing helps-would apreciate a solution.
     
  2. etaf

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    assume these where not seen.
    you usually have to IDE's
    how are you configured
     
  3. MENKLEIN

    MENKLEIN Thread Starter

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    Installed other hard drives (known to be good), and could't access them either, although I could see them.
    All drives are IDE.
     
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