I bought the 80 GIG on December of last year because one day i got a blue screen and the problem was the 40 GIG. so the 80 GIG is my main drive now, and the person who fixed my computer put the 40 gig back in.
Well this is just great....i tried uninstalling the drive and reinstalling it but unfortunatly im back at the blue screens. I fixed the blue screen by disabling Norton GoBack which has been keeping my computer alive for the last 7 months because its a hunk of crap.
i dont know any way of loading windows. i cant get it to work in safe mode or in any mode. so not only have i lost my 40 gig i've lost all the files on my 80 gig.
It seems you lost your data, if you`re completely unable to get into Windows. Maybe someone would figure out how to do it.
I recommend to format the two drives completely (of course, if you have a XP cd).
I really hope that the old drive isn`t dead. Most harddrives last only for 5-6 years. Of course that depends on the drive`s usage.
i was able to get the computer working again by taking out the old hard drive, after it started working i hooked it back up again. The 40 GIG will show up in Device manager now but it wont show up in Disk Managment. i've also used the disc for it and still no luck.