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Scott Ballantyne
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 7:32 pm:   

i recently had a virus which killed my old hard drive, i took it in to get repaired, not knowing what to do, or that it was even a virus. while it was in the shop, they convinced me to get a new HDD(20 gig) incase there was physical damage to the drive. i now have windows XP which was installed on the new drive and there was none of my old data, they told me they left anything that wasnt damaged or currupted so there might be some of my stuff left. the drive is shown in hardware profiles, but it doesnt show up in my computer and it doesnt have a drive letter assigned to it. the jumpers are set correctly to what the manufactuer said for a slave drive. i would really like to be able to use this drive for extra storage(13 extra gigs).
i hope someone out there can help me,
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 3:26 am:   

Think I would remove partitions from that drive fdisk it and reformat it.

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Scott Ballantyne
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 5:59 pm:   

It isnt partitionned, and everything is installed fine, its setup in cmos fine, it says its the primary slave drive, the jumpers are correct, it shows up in the hardware profiles as a HDD, it just wont show up in my computer, i cant access it.
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 4:12 am:   

If the second drive is set to slave is it on ide 1 or 2?

If it is on ide 2 it should be set to master.

The favourite method seems to be ide 1 has the bootable hard drive set to master.

ide 2 has a second hard drive set to master. CDrom is on ide 1 or 2 set for slave. A third hard drive or other ide device could also be on either ide set as slave.

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