Cannot see my slave drive

By scarecrow1
Sep 18, 2008
  1. I re installed xp on my computor and it was a clean install. now i cannot access my slave back up and it has info i need IE my back up. the computor says it is unallocated.. help'

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Raw: The volume filesystem type information is unavailable

    Just follow the guide
    I feel you have removed the Partion, inadvertently, on the slave Drive

    In future, physically unplug any other drives, before doing major work (Partion/Format/Windows Setup) on another Drive
  3. scarecrow1

    scarecrow1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    so i wipe it clean and now should partition in and move forward.? will i still be able to reassign a letter to it?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    If you have data to be backed up, I wouldn't be doing any other work on it, other than trying to recover it (see link above)

    But once you are happy with not recovering anymore data from it, you can then create a Partition (and format it) on it, which will automatically allow Windows to assign a new drive letter for it

    Have a look at Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Computer Management-->Disk Management
    From there you can Format so forth (only after you have recovered data first!)
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