Last weekend I stuck my old amd system in my fathers case and installed a new copy of xp on a freshly formatted hdd set to master. I left his old hdd connected (still with old xp install and all data intact) on the same IDE channel as slave. BIOS recognises both disks succesfully.
Problem is I cant see the old drive in file explorer. I can see it in Disk Management but it doesnt have a drive letter and the only option when I right click is to delete the partition. I dont want to do that as he wants some of the data from it still.
Can anyone suggest how i might go about mounting this disk so I can get the data off before formatting it?
The alternative would be to just put the old hdd in the computer, boot to Windows and copy the data he wants to a send hard drive or computer if you have a network and then format the drive and copy the data back