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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 7:49:02 PM

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I read some other post with the same problem, but nothing they suggested
helped. Here is an overview of problem and error:

My second drive now is unaccessable, it says "do you want to format now?"
BUT I HAVE FILES ON IT and i NEED THOSE FILES.

i tried updating driver, it says it is updated already. i tried to go to
propteries, error checking but that flashed for a second and nothing. It
says, under properties, file system RAW and 0 bytes, 0 bytes. Under
properties, hardware, properties, it doesn't give any info for volumes. I
have sp2 and it was working fine, but i got some virus, unistalled sp2,
reinstalled and after that, my none of my norton programs (Virus protection,
unerase wizard, etc.) worked even if i uninstalled them and reinstalled them.
Since then, i don't remember if in the following week the second drive worked
or not, but now it doesn't.

Should i uninstall and reinstall the drive, or will that ensure i need to
format it? Should i just try reinstalling sp2?

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March 13, 2005 2:28:54 AM

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"Lelsewhere" wrote:

| I read some other post with the same problem, but nothing they suggested
| helped. Here is an overview of problem and error:
|
| My second drive now is unaccessable, it says "do you want to format now?"
| BUT I HAVE FILES ON IT and i NEED THOSE FILES.
|
| i tried updating driver, it says it is updated already. i tried to go to
| propteries, error checking but that flashed for a second and nothing. It
| says, under properties, file system RAW and 0 bytes, 0 bytes. Under
| properties, hardware, properties, it doesn't give any info for volumes. I
| have sp2 and it was working fine, but i got some virus, unistalled sp2,
| reinstalled and after that, my none of my norton programs (Virus protection,
| unerase wizard, etc.) worked even if i uninstalled them and reinstalled them.
| Since then, i don't remember if in the following week the second drive worked
| or not, but now it doesn't.
|
| Should i uninstall and reinstall the drive, or will that ensure i need to
| format it? Should i just try reinstalling sp2?
!