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Anonymous
April 20, 2004 1:48:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

My system has two hard drives, one for the system, other
for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to faulty
motherboard. I formated the system drive but not the
other. The data drive is now recognized in the system
bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.

I have tried the drive on a second computer running WinXP
Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from the
command line; the drive and volume appears and can be
selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.

Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive and
assign a drive letter without formatting and destroying
my data?

Thanks for the help.
Anonymous
April 20, 2004 2:03:00 AM

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If the second drive is slave did you try cable select for both drives.
A different IDE Ribbon Cable. The
Second Drive as Master on the secondary ide channel ???
"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:150901c42692$b5f68810$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> My system has two hard drives, one for the system, other
> for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to faulty
> motherboard. I formated the system drive but not the
> other. The data drive is now recognized in the system
> bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
>
> I have tried the drive on a second computer running WinXP
> Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from the
> command line; the drive and volume appears and can be
> selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.
>
> Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive and
> assign a drive letter without formatting and destroying
> my data?
>
> Thanks for the help.
Anonymous
April 20, 2004 3:17:43 AM

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Rich -

Thanks for the reply. I have not tried any of the ideas
you suggested. I can do the 'Master on secondary IDE
channel' Please tell me more about 'cable select for
both drives.' I assume there is a jumper setting just
like for 'Master' and 'Slave.'

Which approach would you recommend first - cable select
or switch to 'Master' on secondary IDE channel?

Thanks - Larry

>-----Original Message-----
> If the second drive is slave did you try cable
select for both drives.
>A different IDE Ribbon Cable. The
> Second Drive as Master on the secondary ide
channel ???
>"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:150901c42692$b5f68810$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> My system has two hard drives, one for the system,
other
>> for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to faulty
>> motherboard. I formated the system drive but not the
>> other. The data drive is now recognized in the system
>> bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
>>
>> I have tried the drive on a second computer running
WinXP
>> Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from the
>> command line; the drive and volume appears and can be
>> selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.
>>
>> Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive and
>> assign a drive letter without formatting and destroying
>> my data?
>>
>> Thanks for the help.
>
>
>.
>
Related resources
April 20, 2004 5:54:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Have you tried looking at the drive in the Disk Management screen? Right
click My Computer, click Manage and then the storage folder.

"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:150901c42692$b5f68810$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> My system has two hard drives, one for the system, other
> for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to faulty
> motherboard. I formated the system drive but not the
> other. The data drive is now recognized in the system
> bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
>
> I have tried the drive on a second computer running WinXP
> Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from the
> command line; the drive and volume appears and can be
> selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.
>
> Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive and
> assign a drive letter without formatting and destroying
> my data?
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
Anonymous
April 20, 2004 5:54:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Yes - I have looked in the Disk Management Screen. Drive
shows online and healthy but has no drive letter. The
only option given to me under properties is to delete
partition. That is what I am trying to avoid.


>-----Original Message-----
>Have you tried looking at the drive in the Disk
Management screen? Right
>click My Computer, click Manage and then the storage
folder.
>
>"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:150901c42692$b5f68810$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> My system has two hard drives, one for the system,
other
>> for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to faulty
>> motherboard. I formated the system drive but not the
>> other. The data drive is now recognized in the system
>> bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
>>
>> I have tried the drive on a second computer running
WinXP
>> Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from the
>> command line; the drive and volume appears and can be
>> selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.
>>
>> Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive and
>> assign a drive letter without formatting and destroying
>> my data?
>>
>> Thanks for the help.
>>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 20, 2004 8:58:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Larry, try Cable Select first. Set both drives to it. It's one of the
Jumper settings. M, S, CS master, slave,
cable select.
"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:19e401c426ec$cf509a80$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> Yes - I have looked in the Disk Management Screen. Drive
> shows online and healthy but has no drive letter. The
> only option given to me under properties is to delete
> partition. That is what I am trying to avoid.
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Have you tried looking at the drive in the Disk
> Management screen? Right
> >click My Computer, click Manage and then the storage
> folder.
> >
> >"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >news:150901c42692$b5f68810$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> My system has two hard drives, one for the system,
> other
> >> for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to faulty
> >> motherboard. I formated the system drive but not the
> >> other. The data drive is now recognized in the system
> >> bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
> >>
> >> I have tried the drive on a second computer running
> WinXP
> >> Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from the
> >> command line; the drive and volume appears and can be
> >> selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.
> >>
> >> Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive and
> >> assign a drive letter without formatting and destroying
> >> my data?
> >>
> >> Thanks for the help.
> >>
> >
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
April 21, 2004 2:35:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Rich -

I ended up calling Microsoft for support. Took close to
an hour but they did solve the problem. Had to edit the
registry and remove one item from one key. Never would
have found that one on my own.

Thanks for the help.

Larry
>-----Original Message-----
> Larry, try Cable Select first. Set both drives to it.
It's one of the
>Jumper settings. M, S, CS master, slave,
> cable select.
>"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:19e401c426ec$cf509a80$a101280a@phx.gbl...
>> Yes - I have looked in the Disk Management Screen.
Drive
>> shows online and healthy but has no drive letter. The
>> only option given to me under properties is to delete
>> partition. That is what I am trying to avoid.
>>
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Have you tried looking at the drive in the Disk
>> Management screen? Right
>> >click My Computer, click Manage and then the storage
>> folder.
>> >
>> >"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in
message
>> >news:150901c42692$b5f68810$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> My system has two hard drives, one for the system,
>> other
>> >> for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to
faulty
>> >> motherboard. I formated the system drive but not
the
>> >> other. The data drive is now recognized in the
system
>> >> bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
>> >>
>> >> I have tried the drive on a second computer running
>> WinXP
>> >> Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from
the
>> >> command line; the drive and volume appears and can
be
>> >> selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.
>> >>
>> >> Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive
and
>> >> assign a drive letter without formatting and
destroying
>> >> my data?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for the help.
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 21, 2004 8:33:17 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Larry, thanks for the heads up. Maybe you can post here what item and key in
the Registry. Might help
someone else.
"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:205f01c42762$7d546e20$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> Rich -
>
> I ended up calling Microsoft for support. Took close to
> an hour but they did solve the problem. Had to edit the
> registry and remove one item from one key. Never would
> have found that one on my own.
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
> Larry
> >-----Original Message-----
> > Larry, try Cable Select first. Set both drives to it.
> It's one of the
> >Jumper settings. M, S, CS master, slave,
> > cable select.
> >"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >news:19e401c426ec$cf509a80$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Yes - I have looked in the Disk Management Screen.
> Drive
> >> shows online and healthy but has no drive letter. The
> >> only option given to me under properties is to delete
> >> partition. That is what I am trying to avoid.
> >>
> >>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >Have you tried looking at the drive in the Disk
> >> Management screen? Right
> >> >click My Computer, click Manage and then the storage
> >> folder.
> >> >
> >> >"Larry Lawson" <llawson_mft@yahoo.com> wrote in
> message
> >> >news:150901c42692$b5f68810$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> My system has two hard drives, one for the system,
> >> other
> >> >> for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to
> faulty
> >> >> motherboard. I formated the system drive but not
> the
> >> >> other. The data drive is now recognized in the
> system
> >> >> bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
> >> >>
> >> >> I have tried the drive on a second computer running
> >> WinXP
> >> >> Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from
> the
> >> >> command line; the drive and volume appears and can
> be
> >> >> selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.
> >> >>
> >> >> Is there a way to have Windows recognize this drive
> and
> >> >> assign a drive letter without formatting and
> destroying
> >> >> my data?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks for the help.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
April 22, 2004 12:14:18 AM

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Larry Lawson wrote:

>My system has two hard drives, one for the system, other
>for data. I had to reinstall Win XP Pro due to faulty
>motherboard. I formated the system drive but not the
>other. The data drive is now recognized in the system
>bios but not by Windows and I cannot access my data.
>
>I have tried the drive on a second computer running WinXP
>Pro to no avail. I have also used 'Diskpart' from the
>command line; the drive and volume appears and can be
>selected but I am not able to assign a drive letter.

A possibility is that the 'hidden' bit has got set. Try BootIT NG,
from http://www.BootitNG.com ($35 shareware - 30 day full functional
trial)

Download, to its own folder, extract from the zip, run the bootitng to
make a boot floppy.

Boot the floppy, Cancel Install, entering maintenance, then click on
Partition work. Select the physical drive (HD1) on the left. Then if
the partition shows in the center pane, highlight it and take Properties
- if there is an Unhide button, use it. If the partition does not show
at all, click in 'Free space' and see if Undelete helps


--
Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.D8E8L.org (remove the D8 bit)
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