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December 7, 2004 8:55:25 PM

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My old Hard Drive crashed and I replaced it with a 120Gig and at the same
time switched from W2K to XP Pro.

The problem is that I had the files from the old drive - about 30 Gig
worth - saved to the old slave HD but XP won't recognize and "Letter" the
"Slave" until it's reformated which means that I'd lose all the files, which
something I can't have happen.

There has to be a way around this and if anyone can help I'd be very
grateful.

Thanks,

Joe
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 9:30:26 PM

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Right click My Computer and select Manage. Then select
Storage/Disk Management. You should see the dive and will
be able to assign a letter. You may have a problem reading
the drive and will need to take ownership of the drive.
see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421


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"Joe" <jgbsysNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%239$AgoL3EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| My old Hard Drive crashed and I replaced it with a 120Gig
and at the same
| time switched from W2K to XP Pro.
|
| The problem is that I had the files from the old drive -
about 30 Gig
| worth - saved to the old slave HD but XP won't recognize
and "Letter" the
| "Slave" until it's reformated which means that I'd lose
all the files, which
| something I can't have happen.
|
| There has to be a way around this and if anyone can help
I'd be very
| grateful.
|
| Thanks,
|
| Joe
|
|
December 7, 2004 10:20:44 PM

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So far - No Go - The drive is listed in the "Device Manager" but when I go
to "Computer Management" both drives are shown - Main (C:)  & Backup - which
should be (D:)  but isn't.
When I right-click C: I get several options - Open, Explore, Change drive
letter & path & Help.
When I right click "Backup" the one without the letter I only have 2
options - Delete partition & Help

Under "Status" both drivers are listed as "Healthy" with C: drive listed as
(System) & Backup as (Active).

Using DISKPART - list disk - bith diskd show up. C: as Disk 0 & Backup as
Disk 1.
If I use the ASSIGN command will it caise the drive to reformat or will it
just assign the drive #?

Thanks again,

Joe


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
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> Right click My Computer and select Manage. Then select
> Storage/Disk Management. You should see the dive and will
> be able to assign a letter. You may have a problem reading
> the drive and will need to take ownership of the drive.
> see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>
>
> "Joe" <jgbsysNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%239$AgoL3EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> | My old Hard Drive crashed and I replaced it with a 120Gig
> and at the same
> | time switched from W2K to XP Pro.
> |
> | The problem is that I had the files from the old drive -
> about 30 Gig
> | worth - saved to the old slave HD but XP won't recognize
> and "Letter" the
> | "Slave" until it's reformated which means that I'd lose
> all the files, which
> | something I can't have happen.
> |
> | There has to be a way around this and if anyone can help
> I'd be very
> | grateful.
> |
> | Thanks,
> |
> | Joe
> |
> |
>
>
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December 7, 2004 10:26:07 PM

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"Joe" <jgbsysNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o PjOOYM3EHA.1192@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> So far - No Go - The drive is listed in the "Device Manager" but when I go
> to "Computer Management" both drives are shown - Main (C:)  & Backup -
> which should be (D:)  but isn't.
> When I right-click C: I get several options - Open, Explore, Change drive
> letter & path & Help.
> When I right click "Backup" the one without the letter I only have 2
> options - Delete partition & Help
>
> Under "Status" both drivers are listed as "Healthy" with C: drive listed
> as (System) & Backup as (Active).
>
> Using DISKPART - list disk - bith diskd show up. C: as Disk 0 & Backup as
> Disk 1.
> If I use the ASSIGN command will it caise the drive to reformat or will it
> just assign the drive #?
>
An addition bit of info - using DISKPART and - list volume - only C: drive
shows up, not Backup
> Thanks again,
>
> Joe
>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:u5Eqg0L3EHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Right click My Computer and select Manage. Then select
>> Storage/Disk Management. You should see the dive and will
>> be able to assign a letter. You may have a problem reading
>> the drive and will need to take ownership of the drive.
>> see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
>>
>>
>> --
>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>
>>
>> "Joe" <jgbsysNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:%239$AgoL3EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> | My old Hard Drive crashed and I replaced it with a 120Gig
>> and at the same
>> | time switched from W2K to XP Pro.
>> |
>> | The problem is that I had the files from the old drive -
>> about 30 Gig
>> | worth - saved to the old slave HD but XP won't recognize
>> and "Letter" the
>> | "Slave" until it's reformated which means that I'd lose
>> all the files, which
>> | something I can't have happen.
>> |
>> | There has to be a way around this and if anyone can help
>> I'd be very
>> | grateful.
>> |
>> | Thanks,
>> |
>> | Joe
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 10:58:09 PM

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"Joe" <jgbsysNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%239$AgoL3EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> My old Hard Drive crashed and I replaced it with a 120Gig and at the same
> time switched from W2K to XP Pro.
>
> The problem is that I had the files from the old drive - about 30 Gig
> worth - saved to the old slave HD but XP won't recognize and "Letter" the
> "Slave" until it's reformated which means that I'd lose all the files,
which
> something I can't have happen.
>
> There has to be a way around this and if anyone can help I'd be very
> grateful.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe

You can probably use diskpart and the ASSIGN command to do this.

HTH
-pk
Anonymous
December 8, 2004 12:41:04 PM

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Unplug the slave drive
start windows
Plug in slave drive
Check its configured correctly in bios
Windows will almost certainly note a new bit of hardware and give it a letter
You an then change it to D if you wish in management

If this does not work and it should try putting slave drive in another machine




"Test User" wrote:

> "Joe" <jgbsysNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%239$AgoL3EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > My old Hard Drive crashed and I replaced it with a 120Gig and at the same
> > time switched from W2K to XP Pro.
> >
> > The problem is that I had the files from the old drive - about 30 Gig
> > worth - saved to the old slave HD but XP won't recognize and "Letter" the
> > "Slave" until it's reformated which means that I'd lose all the files,
> which
> > something I can't have happen.
> >
> > There has to be a way around this and if anyone can help I'd be very
> > grateful.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Joe
>
> You can probably use diskpart and the ASSIGN command to do this.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 8, 2004 2:59:54 PM

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IDE hard drive are NOT hot plug devices, so you might fry
some hardware.

To check the BIOS, you should check to see that
auto-detection is enabled and this needs to be done before
Windows boots.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.


"Patrick" <Patrick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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| Unplug the slave drive
| start windows
| Plug in slave drive
| Check its configured correctly in bios
| Windows will almost certainly note a new bit of hardware
and give it a letter
| You an then change it to D if you wish in management
|
| If this does not work and it should try putting slave
drive in another machine
|
|
|
|
| "Test User" wrote:
|
| > "Joe" <jgbsysNOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
| > news:%239$AgoL3EHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| > > My old Hard Drive crashed and I replaced it with a
120Gig and at the same
| > > time switched from W2K to XP Pro.
| > >
| > > The problem is that I had the files from the old
drive - about 30 Gig
| > > worth - saved to the old slave HD but XP won't
recognize and "Letter" the
| > > "Slave" until it's reformated which means that I'd
lose all the files,
| > which
| > > something I can't have happen.
| > >
| > > There has to be a way around this and if anyone can
help I'd be very
| > > grateful.
| > >
| > > Thanks,
| > >
| > > Joe
| >
| > You can probably use diskpart and the ASSIGN command to
do this.
| >
| > HTH
| > -pk
| >
| >
| >
!