No drive letter appears in Win 2000 when I moved a HD from computer A to computer B
Posted on 2004-09-07
Computer A died this afternoon. Win XP. I moved the D: drive with my data to computer B which had only a C: drive. Win 2000. Jumpers seems correct as the BIOS says the second disk is there and all the qualites of it are presented accurately. Maxtor 120 GB. (it worked fine in computer A) When I carry out the sequence My computer to the device manager it says the device is working correctly. When I go to My Computer > manage > disk management I get a window which indicates the C: (disk 0) drive FAT 32 (healthy) and for the next drive (disk 1) there is no drive letter and over the "Disk 1" there is a yellow triangle with an ! in it. (I believe this is FTDS) With "dynamic" underneath it. Right clicking on Disk 1 and selecting "properties" I get status: foreign Capacity 0 mb unallocated space: 0 mb device type: IDE(port 0. Target ID: 1, LUN:0) then Maxtor 6y120L0 (which is what it is) and adapter name: primary IDE channel. In a window below it: Volumes contained on this disk: there is nothing for volume and capacity.
Going back to right clicking on Disk 1 (where there is the yellow caution sign) there is an item "Import fireign disk" is this what I need to do?
This Q is urget as I need the data to complete a grant application (fortunately I am pretty well backed up, but losing a day is not good ...