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Old 05-14-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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ok I built a computer for my dad(its running windows xp). I put a new 200gb drive in there thats ntfs and I took the old drive out of his pos gateway and put it in also.(that was running windows 98) and is FAT32. I set the old drive as slave and the new one is master. They are on the same IDE cable if this makes a difference. When I boot the comp it recognizes both drives in BIOS but under my computer it only shows the NTFS drive. If I right click my computer and go to management then it shows both drives and says both are online and running but the FAT32 drive has no drive letter shown and the only option I can select is to delete the parition. My dad has alot of his work information that can't be lost so I can't reformat and do NTFS. I thought xp could show fat32 drives? What can I do?
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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You have to give the other drive a drive letter
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:36 PM   #4
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:36 PM   #5
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You have to give the other drive a drive letter

how? the only option i have when i right click it is to delete partition

The "change drive letter and path" selection is grayed out. i cant select it
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ok click on
disk managment!
then find the drive that donest have the drive letter and right click on it and hit change drive letters and paths

then just asign it any old drive letter and then click ok
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ok then get the program called Partition Magic
you can assign drive letters in that program
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I tried....the option to do it is grayed out. only options i can select are delete partition and help
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