Ok here goes, Pc had boot up problems (win XP Pro), Fixmbr was tried but on the wrong hdd (a slave hdd containing date only). Eventually got PC to boot from 1st hdd, but now slave hdd is only picked up by bios and not in windows. I suspect that the running of "fixmbr" on this drive when it didnt need it, has screwed it up. Any advice on sorting the problem would be helpful.
Try this. If you have the space, copy the data to the first HDD and then run fdisk on the second HDD setting it to logical - not primary and active. Once it's reformatted copy the data back. If you have Partition Magic you could perform the same operation without (in theory) harming your data. I would still back it up though. If not got PM try downloading a trial version of a partition utility.
Hi hillybilly, the thing is that the drive is only a data drive, and even in recovery console its not picked up. The drive can be seen by partitionmagic 8.0 using boot floppies, but I'm not able to do anything that will sort the problem.