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Help With Unallocated Hard Drive In Xp Pro


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#1 demiurgicc

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 02:03 AM

I installed a new hard drive into my computer and accidentally set up the 2 drives (SATA) as a raid. Windows apparently didn't like that and I couldn't get back into windows. I then formatted the new drive and reinstalled windows on that drive because I needed to get work done. The original drive has files/information that I would like not to have gone forever. Therefore, I want to back those files up on the new drive and then format it. Windows doesn't see the drive in "My computer" but when in the Computer Management screen it sees the old drive but it is "unallocated". Is there any way to read the files from this drive and get them onto the new drive so that I can format it and have it working again?

XP PRO SP2
Athalon 3200+
2 SATA hard drives

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:42 AM

Have you installed the SATA drivers for the SATA chip on the motherboard?
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:25 PM

Short comment, "unallocated" indicates that there is nothing on that partition/drive that Windows can detect.

NTFS on both drives?

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