Each of the four possibilities were checked and were ok. In the bios, both drives were/are set to AUTO and both drives were correctly set to their respective master/slave setting.
Upon booting the PC, the slave (corrupt) drive runs a CHKDSK, but will seemingly do it to no end. I have let it run for a couple of hours, but have needed cancel in order to use the PC.
Does any of this help indicate where I am in retrieving my files from the XP-corrupt drive? (btw, the F: drive now appears under My Computer but when clicked is "Not accessible")
Edited by phoam, 16 August 2005 - 03:10 PM.