Re: second hard drive without format

Re: second hard drive without format

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Posted by Henry on January 18, 2002 at 14:23:34:

In Reply to: second hard drive without format posted by Jason Standring on January 17, 2002 at 19:54:37:

: I used to have two hard drives in my computer: one 2 gb which had my Windows OS on it, and a 30 gb that had much of my data and records that I want to keep and continue using. I ended up formating the 2 gb drive due to some problems, but now that I've reinstalled the OS on it I can't get my computer to recognize my 30 gb drive. Is there any way to get my comupter to read the 30 gb drive without having to format it?

DO NOT FORMAT your 30 GB HDD; if you do you will lose all of your files and possibly a lot of the disk capacity.

1. Does your BIOS recognize the FULL capacity of your 30 GB HDD? Enter CMOS Setup and autodetect the IDE devices. If no, that is part of your problem.
2. Did you install your 30 GB HDD with the maker's installation program? If yes, you have a mess that will take some effort to unsnarl without losing your files.

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