Missing drive?

  pcuser1 10:52 31 Aug 2007
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I have just swapped a drive over from my Windows XP system so I can bakup all the files on it before using it as the master.It was running on Windows ME but I corrupted the MBR but used a spare drive to install windows XP to get the system up and running now the drive appears in device manager but not in My computer so I am unable to access the files on it any ideas where I have gone wrong?

  James1947 13:41 31 Aug 2007

Right click My Computer

Select Manage

Select Drive Manager

Does the drive show here? is it assigned a drive letter? if not right click and select Assign drive letter and choose a letter from the drop down list.

  pcuser1 13:59 31 Aug 2007

it is not shown in the upper area only in the lower area cant right click on it?

  [email protected] 14:02 31 Aug 2007

click here
see if that helps

  [email protected] 14:05 31 Aug 2007

sorry ignore that

  pcuser1 14:29 31 Aug 2007

the drive doesnt appear in the Volume pane only in the grey area below as disc 1 unallocated.

  James1947 17:07 31 Aug 2007

Have you got the new drive (XP) jumpered as Master and the old drive jumpered as Slave, or try both as cable select if it's supported.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:16 31 Aug 2007

"I corrupted the MBR"

you will not be able to access it with out speacialst sofwtare.

try
Testdisc click here
or
Drive Rescue click here

  pcuser1 19:00 31 Aug 2007

I am not booting from the drive with the corrupted MBR do I still need to use a drive rescue program?

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