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reformatted primary harddrive now cant access slave harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MistyTeaRose, Jul 20, 2003.

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  1. MistyTeaRose

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    do to sever problems i was having with my pc i decided to do a fdisk and reformat...... i thought i was doing a smart thing by using my slave drive to backup the things i didnt want to lose .... after backing it all up to the slave drive i erased my harddrive and installed a new operating system... was win98 and now is winxp............ everything is going great now except all them programs and files i backed i can no longer access.... if anyone has a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated...
     
  2. Aaron.W

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    The drive letter to your backup has probably changed, but that's not the problem, is it? ;]
     
  3. MistyTeaRose

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    well Aaron that could be it because it does not have a letter assigned.... and it wont let me assign one...
     
  4. Aaron.W

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    Well, that sucks. I suppose you never actually touched the hardware either, right?

    Does it show up both in the BIOS and in Windows Device Manager?
     
  5. MistyTeaRose

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    nope didnt touch the hardware..... and yes showing up in both places
     
  6. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy there MistyTeaRose...

    Where are you trying to assign a drive letter from ?
     
  7. MistyTeaRose

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    I went into computer management and then storage and then to disk management...... i tried everything i could think of.. even went to the extreme of fdisk and reformat again and installed win98se and still couldnt access the drive.... lol... and then i fdisk and reformat once again and put xp back on and now i can see my d drive but doesnt show that there is anything on it
     
  8. Jedi_Master

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    Ok...in Disk Management, try clicking on Action - Rescan disks...
     
  9. MistyTeaRose

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    ok i did that and it shows me the properties of the drive are only 7.82gb capacity..... it is a 20gb drive
     
  10. Aaron.W

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    Hmmm, what type (FAT, FAT32) is it?
     
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    Hmmm...that is strange...

    Does it show up in My Computer, and can you access it ?
     
  13. Aaron.W

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    Is it coloured dark blue, green or light blue with a green border?
     
  14. MistyTeaRose

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    yes it shows up in my computer but in the window there is absolutely nothing
     
  15. Aaron.W

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    Getting close now. Did it get a letter yet?
     
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