Hard Drive Found but Not Accessible
Posted on 2004-11-30
Hi, earlier this year I installed a second hard drive on my computer. For months, it worked properly as was recognized as the second drive on the computer(in this case, the D:\ Drive), but now I can see the drive in My Computer but cannot open it because it is apparently "not formatted yet".
-Running Windows XP Professional, upgraded from Windows Me (long before getting second hard drive)
-Pentium III 1.0 Ghz, 384 mb RAM, Dell Dimension 4100 series
-The unaffected working harddrive where XP boots from is a 20 GB Maxtor Drive, and the affected drive does not run an operating system from it, and is an 80 GB Maxtor Drive ATA/133 7200 RPM Ultra Series.
I know technically, I could just format the hard drive but I would like to recover my data.
Disk Defragmenter is not recognizing the drive but was yesterday. I just ran defragmentation on my C:\(the 20 GB) drive yesterday.
Hope you can help :)