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Help with hard drive installs and problems


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rhett7660

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Hello All..

Windows does not see drives

I installed a sata drive and put my os on the sata drive. I then have a ata 133 card that has two ide drives on it that were used as storage. There is information on them. When I loaded everthing up, windows does not see my two drives (except when I go to device manager etc) I installed the maxtor maxblast and the only way I can get windows to see the drive is to reformat them and lose all of my data!!! How can I get the hard drives back into windows so I can get my data back!!?? I looked at the scsi controller and it is showing the following: winxp promise ultra 133 tx2.

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Also.. the bios does see both drives..... Windows does not see them unless I go under device manager.... I have been searching for ways to get around this but so far no luck. All the sites I am coming across want to help you reover lost data... I know the data isn't lost, I just need to be able to see it without having to reformat my hard drive in the process..

Anybody have any solutions that might help me with this..


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Are the jumpers set right in all the drives? Configured correctly in the bios?

What filesystems are the storage drives using? If it's not NTFS or Fat32, Windows won't see it.
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Boot from a linux live CD, which should be able to see any data that exists on the drives. Use that to copy from those drives to your windows hard drive, which it will see as well.
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Hello..

I have drive one set as the master and drive two set as the slave... (with these drives the slave has no jumper).

File system for both are NTFS..

Kurenai

Could you elaborate more on where I could get a LINUX LIVE CD or better yet make one?

Thanks for the responses..

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Ok.. I did a search for Linux Live CD and a ton of links came up.. how do I know which one to use???

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Hello.. the disk size is 120gig.... Right now under disk management this is what it is showing:

Disk 2
Basic
114.48GB
Online

Local Disk
114.48GB NTFS
Healthy (Active)

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I ended up purchasing R-Studio NTFS recover software.. Worked like a charm.. I am currently moving all of my saved info to a new hard drive and then I will refomat the old one.....

Thanks again for trying to help! Mucho appreciated..

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Sorry about that, went to bed, but glad to hear it worked out for you.
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No worries.. I was able to get all the information off of both the drives.... Happy camper..

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