Slave drive not accessible after XP reinstall

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I did a clean reinstall of XP onto my C: drive. after the
install, the slave D: does not show up in windows
explorer. It does appear in the disk management window
(under control panel-administrative tools-computer
management-storage...) and says that is is "Healthy", but
there is no drive letter assigned, and the option to
assign/change one is greyed out. The only option
available is to delete the partition. (that would be bad!)
On the Western Digital website FAQ's the exact situation
is described, they say it's an operating system issue and
is "beyond the level of support offered by Western
digital" and to contact Microsoft.
Does anyone know about this issue, and is there a fix
(that will save my data!!! please please!)
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    "Bill" <proulx@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:17fcf01c41a17$2a0b9a70$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > I did a clean reinstall of XP onto my C: drive. after the
    > install, the slave D: does not show up in windows
    > explorer. It does appear in the disk management window
    > (under control panel-administrative tools-computer
    > management-storage...) and says that is is "Healthy", but
    > there is no drive letter assigned, and the option to
    > assign/change one is greyed out. The only option
    > available is to delete the partition. (that would be bad!)
    > On the Western Digital website FAQ's the exact situation
    > is described, they say it's an operating system issue and
    > is "beyond the level of support offered by Western
    > digital" and to contact Microsoft.
    > Does anyone know about this issue, and is there a fix
    > (that will save my data!!! please please!)

    Why is it bad to delete the partition? There is nothing on it!
    Delete it, then create a new partition, then format it, and
    Bob's your uncle!

    On the other hand, if you have some data on drive D: then
    different measures are required.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    See
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812581&Product=winxp
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    The article mentions WD drives and has a fix.

    Searching the MSKB for "slave drive" in Windows XP returned
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    "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
    news:OTsGBshGEHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    |
    | "Bill" <proulx@aol.com> wrote in message
    | news:17fcf01c41a17$2a0b9a70$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    | > I did a clean reinstall of XP onto my C: drive. after
    the
    | > install, the slave D: does not show up in windows
    | > explorer. It does appear in the disk management window
    | > (under control panel-administrative tools-computer
    | > management-storage...) and says that is is "Healthy",
    but
    | > there is no drive letter assigned, and the option to
    | > assign/change one is greyed out. The only option
    | > available is to delete the partition. (that would be
    bad!)
    | > On the Western Digital website FAQ's the exact situation
    | > is described, they say it's an operating system issue
    and
    | > is "beyond the level of support offered by Western
    | > digital" and to contact Microsoft.
    | > Does anyone know about this issue, and is there a fix
    | > (that will save my data!!! please please!)
    |
    | Why is it bad to delete the partition? There is nothing on
    it!
    | Delete it, then create a new partition, then format it,
    and
    | Bob's your uncle!
    |
    | On the other hand, if you have some data on drive D: then
    | different measures are required.
    |
    |


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