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Old 11-28-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hello I Need Help Of Anysort
I did a fresh install of windows Xp sp2 today,
well once i got it all up and running i want to install my games and whatnot
we;ll they are stored on a storage hard drive
well it wasnt in my computer
So i go to disk managment and the drive is there with no drive letter.
so i right click go to "set dive letter and paths" and its blanked out
and i cannot click it

I have a feeling the hard drive is hidden, is there any program to unhide a hard drive or anything i can do to resolve this issue?

My whole life is on that hard drive Music Pictures Etc

Any Help will be appriciated
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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thats y ur supposed to backup ur most important stuff on (Preferably) a seperate HD or maybe a Flash (Thumb) Drive
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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THANKS TIPS
TOTALLY DIDNT KNOW THAT

Its called my file server crashed 2 days ago
So how about you post something usefull next time
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:08 PM   #4
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oh well u forgot to mention u had a file server sry.. and i dont know that much about HD problems yet.. sry.. i've never had a problem with mines

Did u see if Everest Ultimate Detects it??
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If the disk managment recognizes the disk space but no drive letter, means there in no logical volume on the extended partition or the extra space is mounted on another partition.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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Do you have just that hdd in your computer?
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:50 AM   #7
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How would i fix that?

No i have 2 36 GB raptors striped raid For My OS
The 500 GB (the one that cannot be seen) is my documents hard disk
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:53 AM   #8
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oh well u forgot to mention u had a file server sry.. and i dont know that much about HD problems yet.. sry.. i've never had a problem with mines

Did u see if Everest Ultimate Detects it??
why would i mention i have a file server?
Sorry for the rude reply, im jsut really stressed about this

and whats everest ultimate?
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:54 AM   #9
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What version of XP do you have? Also, if you can post a screen shot of your disk managment screen, that would kinda help troubleshoot the problem.

Did your 500gb hdd have a drive letter before you reinstalled XP?
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:44 PM   #10
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Okay screenshot yeah but i need to make a photobucket account
NEW INFO
i put in my xp instalation disk And it says my 500 GB is
E: Partion (Inactive OS/2) Boot Man476938 MB (170802 MB Free)
But in XP's disk managment it says its active and it doesnt have a drive letter?
I also tried throwing my 500GB into My other computer last night and it says its active, But no drive letter?
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