Can't Assign Drive Letter

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I have an existing 2nd HDD (30 Gig)which I use for data storage. It shows up
in Device Manager and Disk Management but XP Pro will not let me assign a
drive letter to it using neither the Disk Management method or the Command
Prompt method. This drive has all my data on it and I REALLY need to gain
access to it. Please help!!!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Has the drive been there working and now you cannot access it. If so ,
    it could have failed. If not, make sure that the
    red stripe on the Ribbon cable faces the white molex power connector
    for the hard drive. Also, make sure the jumper on
    the drive is set correctly ( master, slave or cable select ).
    "Dry Branch" <DryBranch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:193A82D3-CD34-4C62-91A6-9B4A75999635@microsoft.com...
    >I have an existing 2nd HDD (30 Gig)which I use for data storage. It shows
    >up
    > in Device Manager and Disk Management but XP Pro will not let me assign a
    > drive letter to it using neither the Disk Management method or the Command
    > Prompt method. This drive has all my data on it and I REALLY need to gain
    > access to it. Please help!!!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    I appreciate your response but all physical connections and settings are
    correct. If they weren't I don't believe it would not show up at all. This
    drive was working fine with WIN98SE.

    "Rich Barry" wrote:

    > Has the drive been there working and now you cannot access it. If so ,
    > it could have failed. If not, make sure that the
    > red stripe on the Ribbon cable faces the white molex power connector
    > for the hard drive. Also, make sure the jumper on
    > the drive is set correctly ( master, slave or cable select ).
    > "Dry Branch" <DryBranch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:193A82D3-CD34-4C62-91A6-9B4A75999635@microsoft.com...
    > >I have an existing 2nd HDD (30 Gig)which I use for data storage. It shows
    > >up
    > > in Device Manager and Disk Management but XP Pro will not let me assign a
    > > drive letter to it using neither the Disk Management method or the Command
    > > Prompt method. This drive has all my data on it and I REALLY need to gain
    > > access to it. Please help!!!
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    I had the same problem when I installed xp home on my system, I eventully had
    to re format using xp before it would recognize it...


    "Dry Branch" wrote:

    > I appreciate your response but all physical connections and settings are
    > correct. If they weren't I don't believe it would not show up at all. This
    > drive was working fine with WIN98SE.
    >
    > "Rich Barry" wrote:
    >
    > > Has the drive been there working and now you cannot access it. If so ,
    > > it could have failed. If not, make sure that the
    > > red stripe on the Ribbon cable faces the white molex power connector
    > > for the hard drive. Also, make sure the jumper on
    > > the drive is set correctly ( master, slave or cable select ).
    > > "Dry Branch" <DryBranch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:193A82D3-CD34-4C62-91A6-9B4A75999635@microsoft.com...
    > > >I have an existing 2nd HDD (30 Gig)which I use for data storage. It shows
    > > >up
    > > > in Device Manager and Disk Management but XP Pro will not let me assign a
    > > > drive letter to it using neither the Disk Management method or the Command
    > > > Prompt method. This drive has all my data on it and I REALLY need to gain
    > > > access to it. Please help!!!
    > >
    > >
    > >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Not a solution, just possible advice.

    If you haven't yet, and *before* you continue playing with this HD, BACK IT
    UP. Take it to another PC with a CD burner and back it up.

    "Dry Branch" <DryBranch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:193A82D3-CD34-4C62-91A6-9B4A75999635@microsoft.com...
    >I have an existing 2nd HDD (30 Gig)which I use for data storage. It shows
    >up
    > in Device Manager and Disk Management but XP Pro will not let me assign a
    > drive letter to it using neither the Disk Management method or the Command
    > Prompt method. This drive has all my data on it and I REALLY need to gain
    > access to it. Please help!!!
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