I am in need of help to regain access to my documents on a secondary drive. It did not appear inside of the "my computer" window. I am able to see my hard drive in device manager and initially it did not have an drive letter but was able to assign it one recently. Now it shows inside of the "my computer" window but it hangs when I attempt to access it by means of right clicking or double clicking the drive. I have swapped SATA connections on the motherboard attempting to trouble shoot the ports but same problem persists.
Since it is just a secondary drive it does not need a boot record right?
This on an HP Gateway LX 6810-01
Windows 7 Ult
All stock just upgraded ram and hard disks.