Lost XP drive letter for RAID 0

By blevins
Jun 13, 2004
  1. The motherboard battery on my desktop went west causing a CMOS error and upon replacement my XP Pro no longer has the drive letter, H:, for my HighPoint RAID 0 drive. The XP drive mgr tho does see the RAID 0 drive !!!

    What has happened and how do I get the drive letter back?

    Will deleting the hardware within drive mgr and rebooting do the trick? or is there some other procedure that will get the drive back without loosing all the data?

    Direct email to me is encouraged... Thanx
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    You can assign the drive letter back in disk administrator, in computer management. just right click it and select change drive letter, click new, or whatever.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You say Disk Manager says it sees the drive. Does it say what filesystem it is formatted in?

    If you see something like RAW or Unfomatted, it is possible that your RAID array needs to be rebuilt or reassigned though your controller.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Yeah you want to determine that its just the drive letter that's been de-assigned (does happen!) or whether your data is actually gone.
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