WindowsXP Home ed does not see slave

By William M
Nov 13, 2006
  1. hard drive when it is added to current system or assign it a drive number. It contains only data (mp3's, jpg's. office files. pdf etc). This is using an resasonably new inherited Dell with Windows XP Home edition.

    Disk management in Administrative Tools sees it as a foreign disk - and 30G instead of 80G.

    Disk recovery software finds lots of lost files - when they are saved and opened they are gibberish.

    Using old master HDD (old system = WinXP PRO) and slave drive together in new computer gives a virus warning (blue screen) and computer cannot boot.

    Old Master HDD works alone.

    Help??? 1. Can I open the recovered files or are they only gibberish forever?
    2. Can the slave disk data be saved or the disk recognized?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Does your system support hard drives bigger than 30GB?
    Are you sure you haven't set the slave drive to 32GB with a jumper?
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    if your new computer is formatted fat32 it wont see a drive that is formatted NTFS.
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