I have a second 100MB Maxtor slave hard drive. I partitioned it with Maxblast. The main system running Windows XP became so slow I decided to re-install. I backed up EVERYTHING using Backup devil to the slave Maxtor drive. It was all copied and accessibility checked. It was all there. Carried out re install and wow the speed now makes it all worth while...BUT initially Windows refused to recognise the slave drive at all. Running Maxbalst got it to recognise the drive as K. But it now says it is a 30 gig disk and wants me to format it! How can I access all my old data on the slave drive without formatting....if I lose all our photos then I am a dead man!