My sec. harddrive doesnt appear in XP

By Fuank
Apr 25, 2006
  1. Hi, can someone help a guy in pain?

    I have a problem after reinstalling XP. I formatted my primary harddrive and installed XP. By mistake i almost created a new partition on the secondary harddrive, but i aborted..... Afterwards I used killdisk to show me if the data is still on the drive, and it does list all the files i need on it, so it looks like everything is still there. But now I cant find the drive in windows, and when I use Fdisk, it only shows my C drive. How can I repair my other drive without losing its contents?

  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    on boot does the new install see the other drive
    you may have damaged the MFT
    do you have tool to fix ,hiron's boot cd or the ultimate boot may fix that
    if not don't write to disc get a recovery app and you may get most of your files back.
    windows may have a repair mbr or mft on the install disc
    I have never used it
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    many free data recovery aps on the net.

    try one of them.
  4. Fuank

    Fuank TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I found the drive

    I downloaded a recovery program that enabled me to see the files on the drive.

    So thanks a lot for the tip

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