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Help with Tricky data situation

By tli
Jan 15, 2006
  1. The problem environment:
    Old Fat 32 Drives (2) with important data on them (wedding photos!)
    New Dell computer with RAID (250Gb drives)
    Since i'm an old school techie i have no idea whats going on with the RAID and ATA Drive Devices.

    I purchased an external HHD connection device which when connected loads properly... except Windows XP (Media Edition) doesn't assign a drive letter so i can't enter nor manipulate the drive in anyway.

    Would love to figure out a way to connect this old FAT32 IDE drive to my ATA/NTFS computer so that I can access my files.

    Your help and suggestions are much appreciated... I've been reading through the existing posts and can find nothing which meets this complexity.
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  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

  3. tli

    tli TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Peddant your correct

    It does not show up in disk management.
    any suggestions?
     
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Oh,are you asking me ? Sorry,I`m out of ideas.According to google,a lot of people have had similar problems,but no-one seems to get an answer.This is the closest any one got http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=148132 (see last post).If all else fails,you`ll just have to hook it up to a friends pc,either externally or internally.New Dells don`t do legacy very well.
     
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