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Cant Access 2nd Harddrive After Reinstalling Op System

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#1 lehnerbunch


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:46 AM

Hello everyone! I'm a newbie, I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me. I have two harddrives on my desktop, one that came with the system that has windows xp installed on it and a 2nd seagate 200gb harddrive that I store all of my photos and family videos that I edit and make dvds of. Well, I got a nasty virus on the main harddrive and was told to wipe the 1st harddrive clean and reinstall the op system. So thinking I was being smart I transferred everything I wanted to keep onto the 2nd harddrive, once I reinstalled the op system I could no longer access the 2nd harddrive, I can see it there but it says it needs to be reformatted, and I know this will wipe everything off. Seagate offers a recovery service but they charge $50 to access the problem and then additional fees based on the recovery method. Does anyone know of a way I can get into this harddrive to recovery my data. Thanks for looking at my problem. Lisa

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:10 PM

Does it show an error message when you try to access it?if so please post the error messege.


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:13 PM

Try going into device manager, I remember when I had a similar problem and my friend fixed it by going into device manager and doing something (I'll find out what if I can).. That was before I knew anything about computers and it was a few years ago, but I deffinetly know it was something with device manager.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:24 PM

Lisa, go to Control Panel (switch to classic view), double-click on Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
In the Pane on the left hand side, go down to 'Disk Management' (located under 'Storage'). In the right-hand pane, you should see your hard drives - is the second HDD there?
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#5 lehnerbunch

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:38 AM

actually that's where I see it, in the device manager. It doesn't show up in my computer. The message I get is that it is not formatted. I'm at work now, when I get home I'll get the exact message and will try going into the administrator tools.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:07 AM

To recovery files (free): http://www.pcinspector.de/

To correct Access Denied errors: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/
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