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windows xp won't recognize hard drive


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peterm

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is one drive ntfs and 1 drive fat32?
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You could be exactly right! :tazz: Go Back had been installed on that drive. I just hope it works for me too. I'll keep you posted.
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I hope you have the original O/S drive to pair with your data drive. I'm sure Goback is your problem, good luck.
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Wow, it's been awhile. It turned out to be the go back issue. I installed it on my old Windows drive and voila! I could access the other drive again.

Thanks for all the help!
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Hello, all!

I faced similar problem as described above. But my case is worse.
My problem began from GoBack: system couldn't reboot because GoBack found an error preventing it. I tried to disable GoBack, but it didn't succeed because of some error. A friend advised me to change hard drive, because it was old and caused problem everytime.
So, I bought a new one and installed Windows XP on it. I faced the problem described above. I couldn't disable GoBack as I already mentioned. Finally I found the option ALt+Ctrl+G for removing GoBack from master drive. It worked and GoBack messages dissapeared, but it didn't help to start up Windows on my old master drive. I tried everything: Safe Mode, Boot from floppy, FIXMRB in Recovery Mode. Nothing helped.
I tried to install second Windows on my data drive, but it couldn't be done without deleted partition and I didn't want it.
Finally, I reinstalled Windows on my new hard drive and I got some good news: the latter of master drive was C: and not F: like it was before. Bad news is that system still doesn't recognize my data drive that should be under F:.

Please, help!!! How can I access data from my second drive?
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I had a similiar problem. It was Norton Goback. I read this article and it solved the problem for me. Thanks everyone.

Edited by th0reau1, 18 August 2010 - 02:05 AM.

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