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Slave Drive

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#1 ptflyz


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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:59 PM

I took the HD from my old computer (Windows ME) that died and tried to install it as a slave on my new computer (Windows XP) in order to retrieve the data from it, and eventually to use it as a back up. I set the jumpers and connected it. Windows instantly recognized it, and installed it. Under Device Manager it lists it, and says it is working correctly. However, I'm unable to access it through My Computer. In My Computer it only shows the master. Did I do something wrong, and if so how do I fix it?

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#2 linderman


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Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:20 AM

does you newly installed slave drive appear in the disk managment console ????

right click on my computer >>> select manage from the upper menu / then click on disk management from the left side of the console that pops up / in the right pane do you see your slave drive ???? in the right pane right click on your slave drive and select propoerties >>>> how does it describe your drive ???? hopefully not RAW or "unallocated"

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:35 AM

The problem maybe XP is setup to see and use NTFS, and ME only uses FAT32 file format. XP can handle FAT32, but I believe it has to be formatted at installation to use FAT32.
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