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Thread: Unable to access slave HD [Storage]




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    G'day all just formatted [XP Pro] and can't access my second hard drive [Seagate 7200 80 Gb, NFTS, Storage only]. It recognises it everywhere, [CMOS, Device manager etc]' but its as if its not there??
    any ideas?:shrug:
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
    Windows XP-Pro
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    Right click on my computer and select Manage.
    than go to Disk Management, select the drive, right click and Initialize.
    Hope that works for ya.

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    Thanks kane, I did just that and now it is initialised, but tells me that its "unallocated".
    :shrug:
    I have checked jumpers/cables etc, all is ok.
    I have 4 partitions [NTFS and about 40 GB of stuff I really need on this] . :wow:

    Well, :steam: I just installed partition magic and it too tells me that the 80 odd GB is unallocated.
    I don't know how but it appears to be empty. Could this happen??:shoot2:
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
    Windows XP-Pro
    Eski full of Cold Stubbies

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    thats bad. Looks like ya lost the partition, as unalocated is always a bad word.:snip:

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    I recall some info which might add to the prob.
    Some time ago the hard drive in question had its file system changed from Fat 32 to NFTS using Partition magic. As I recall the data was still there when this took place. I think the cluster size was 512???
    I just fired up The Seagate Disc Utility and it recognised the paritions??
    I think I may just bite the bullet and get on with life hehe.
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
    Windows XP-Pro
    Eski full of Cold Stubbies

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    all done:grr:
    now to re-compose it all :cheers:
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
    Windows XP-Pro
    Eski full of Cold Stubbies

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    had a similare problem a few months back, wwhere the WD utils. would recognize the partitions, but nothing elses would, and i also had to reformat, couldnt fix it for some reason

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