Try to follow the advice on adding a drive letter manually. If you can see
it than you should be able to add a drive letter to it. Also, go back and
turn it back off the cable select, go back to the settings you had that
worked in your earlier configuration and then manually add the drive letter.
The directions are on the page and are pretty easy, should be what you're
"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
February 5, 2005 10:57:43 PM
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)
>I recently completed a clean install of Windows XP Professional, but to
>my dismay the hard drive that I used to back up my data on is not
>accessible through "my computer."
>I have a 40 GB Western Digital hard drive that I am using as my C:
>drive and it is working perfectly, however I can't access my 20 GB
>Western Digital Hard drive as my slave drive.
Go to Help and Support, and search on "Take Ownership" - read up on
Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.D8E8L.org (remove the D8 bit)