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xp doesnt recognise hard drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aprd68, Sep 19, 2008.

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  1. aprd68

    aprd68 Thread Starter

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    hi, i am running xp2 pro, i have 4 h/drives the c drive was partitioned @ 3--c,d&e, a few weeks ago my pc went wonky (virus) this lost me a few installation files so it was suggested that i run a xp disc in repair mode, i did this but it has wiped out all my programmes & it doesnt recognise my 3 remaining h/drives, i have been into the bios & it says that these drives have not been recognised, how can i reinstall them ?
     
  2. nessyguin

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    How many hard drives are physically installed ? It sounds like you have 2 , one of which has three partitions .
    What interface are the HDs ? SATA or IDE ?
    Did you use Recovery Console or Repair instal ?
     
  3. aprd68

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    hi, i have 4 h/drives fitted, c drive is now partitioned so i have c & d whereas prior to the repair install it was a triple partition giving me c,d & e, the remaining 3 drives are not recognised even in the bios as for the interface i cant tell you at the moment but they should not have changed doing a repair install
    cheers
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Sounds like you overinstalled instead of running a repair...with a repair you boot to the cd.
    You really can't do much now except do a clean iknstall.
     
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