Help with Tricky data situation

By tli
Jan 15, 2006
  1. The problem environment:
    Old Fat 32 Drives (2) with important data on them (wedding photos!)
    New Dell computer with RAID (250Gb drives)
    Since i'm an old school techie i have no idea whats going on with the RAID and ATA Drive Devices.

    I purchased an external HHD connection device which when connected loads properly... except Windows XP (Media Edition) doesn't assign a drive letter so i can't enter nor manipulate the drive in anyway.

    Would love to figure out a way to connect this old FAT32 IDE drive to my ATA/NTFS computer so that I can access my files.

    Your help and suggestions are much appreciated... I've been reading through the existing posts and can find nothing which meets this complexity.
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

  3. tli

    tli TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Peddant your correct

    It does not show up in disk management.
    any suggestions?
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Oh,are you asking me ? Sorry,I`m out of ideas.According to google,a lot of people have had similar problems,but no-one seems to get an answer.This is the closest any one got (see last post).If all else fails,you`ll just have to hook it up to a friends pc,either externally or internally.New Dells don`t do legacy very well.
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