XP Doesn't Recognise 2nd HD after re-install

  onebigmart 15:17 02 Feb 2006
Locked

Hi guys - your help will be appreciated BIG time on this one, here goes:
Just re-installed XP on my C drive sucessfully; except XP fails to read my D drive (200gig of goodies previously in NTFS format). XP states that the drive is in RAW format & is prompting me to format it. The drive is a maxtor. If I use maxtors utilities this would identify & also format it. The D drive was previously working fine therefore i have not done anything to D drive. It would be a real hassle to recover such a large volume of data post-format, so wondered if anyone had any clues to enable xp to reach my files. Many Thanks, Martin.

  PaulB2005 15:21 02 Feb 2006

click here

Brings up quite a few solutions but i've never tried any of them so can't comment...

  flash_gordon 17:02 02 Feb 2006

I had this problem a few weeks back. Make sure the bios is set to LBA. Go into start; programmes; admin tools; computer management look for disc management. The drive should be seen and can be made active. Hope that helps. Gordon.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5T review: Hands-on

Illustrator Andrés Lozano on his improv line work, brazen use of colours & hand sketching

iPhone X review

Comment envoyer gratuitement des gros fichiers ?