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installing 2 hard drive without formatting it?


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molinger

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My system had 2 hard drives, but the main one © crashed. I kept all my files on my media or (D) drive. I replaced C without any problem. The bios detected my drive, but windows explorer did not. I went to disk management, gave it a letter, but now when I try to access it, it says the disc is not formatted, format now? I don't want to format this drive. I have 200+ gigs of pics, music and other files on it, that are not replaceable. Is there a way to do this? I have been googling all day to help find a solution, but I can't seem to find a solution. Thanks in advance for any help! BTW, when I pull up computer management, it shows the drive, but under file system, it's blank.

Edited by molinger, 17 April 2008 - 07:04 PM.

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Are these IDE or SATA drives? If IDE, did you jumper them correctly (master/slave)?

You can try mounting the drive as a slave in another computer, see if it works there.
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they are IDE drives. I double checked the jumpers, but don't have another computer to check them with.
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