Re: XP Lost A Harddrive!

Re: XP Lost A Harddrive!

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Posted by Henry on January 19, 2002 at 20:12:08:

In Reply to: XP Lost A Harddrive! posted by Jeff on January 19, 2002 at 08:37:41:

: I have an 8 gig primary master harddrive and an 20 gig secondary master harddrive. I Recently reformatted my C drive, installed Windows 98, then immediately installed XP on top ( since I knew of no way to install XP without DOS.) When I did, XP lost my second harddrive, which I had in 3 partitions. I can see the secondary master drive in disc manager: it shows me a 20 gig drive with only one of my partitions (6.3 gig). However, I can not access this harddrive under "my computer"- it isn't shown there! In disc manager, both drives show up in FAT32. What can I do to get XP to let me access all of my saved files on this second drive?! Please help!
: Thank you!

Please Answer: Does your BIOS recognize the full capacity of your 20 GB HDD?

Your reference to "Disk Manager" suggests that you may have installed the 20 GB HDD with Disk Manager (or similar "installer"). If your BIOS DOES NOT recognize the full capacity of your 20 GB HDD your challenge is to re-install DM WITHOUT losing your files - NOT EASY, so be careful.

Good Luck,

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