Guys & Gals....I really need help here. Something happened with my slave HD. It was working fine until yesterday. I noticed my computer was running a little slow then and then after a crash/boot, no more D: drive. The drive spins and doesn't seem to make any strange noises. I purchased a USB 2.0 drive enclusure in attempt to get the computer to recognize it via USB. Still nothing! When I right click on My Computer, click properties, and go to the performance tab, I get a message saying "Some drives are using MS-DOS compatibility" I'm not really sure what that means. When I physically remove the drive from the computer, and right click on the "My Computer" icon (same as above), I don't get that message any longer (I just get the normal message). Could something have happened with the FAT on that drive and can it be fixed. I don't care about the drive as much and the information on it. If I could recover the info some way, that would be perfect. Are there any utility programs out there that I can use to recover the information.
What about starting the computer with a Linux disk? Maybe the Linux OS will recognize the drive and then I can transfer the information onto a safe drive. I heard that on another forum but not sure if it will work.
A Little more background...When the drive is installed, the computer taked at least 3-5 minutes to boot up. With out the drice, it taked the normal time to boot.
I'm running Win 98....I know, I'll be updating just as soon as I can get the information off of this drive.
Please let me know if you need additional information from me.
Thanks a million for any info anyone can provide......Dave :-)
Edited by NJDave67, 14 February 2007 - 09:54 PM.