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WD Sata drive problem


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I have a 160Gb WD sata hard drive which kept crashing and to cut a long story short i have replaced it with a new 250 gib drive and my system is now up and running and performing perfectly.

I have some family photos on my old drive but have tried to access it as a second drive but the system will not even detect it. I am runnming XP sp2 on a Dell PC.

Is that the end of it or are there other ways of trying to access this disc and saving my files?

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does your bios see the second drive...
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Good Question, unfortunately havent looked at that and will not be able to for a few days as the PC is of site at present.

I would guess no though because it doesnt show in the windows disc management screen
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if your bios does not see the drive windows never will either...try connectting it to a different computer and get your data off...if the second computer doesn't see the drive either then its dead
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