Lost hdd id letter on sata hdd

May 12, 2008
  1. Hi Guys' I have a sata 160Gb hdd as second drv (ntfs) on XP home.I must have had too much wine for dinner as I formatted it & then ghosted my C drive onto it. Unfortunately the C drv is FAT 32. Now the drive ID letter (F:) has gone. I can still see the drive in disk manager but cant access it. Is there a way of low level formatting it ? I dont mind losing the data. Thanks Manfred.

    I do have a good relationship with my PC - just a bit strained at times.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Oh yes, two Primary Active HardDrives.

    You should still see it in My Computer
    Where you can right click on it and select Format...

    Or just use a Windows CD to boot from and remove it from there
    (I usually unplug the main one just to make sure that I don't remove the partition (and format) that)
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    If its in disk management then does it have any partitions? You may have just deleted the partition and not recreated one.
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