NTFS 200GB drive(s) listed as RAW format after XP SP2 install.
Posted on 2005-05-14
I have (4) 200GB Western Digital Caviar SE - 7200 RPM drives (WD2000JB) attached via a Promise Ultra 100 TX2 IDE controller. I use a Maxtor 80GB IDE drive attached to the Primary IDE controller on the motherboard as a boot disk. Due to various errors, I needed to format. All of the drives worked fine before I formatted.
After removing the (4) WD drives, I formatted the boot disk and installed XP Professional SP2. After windows installed the Promise card, I connected the WD drives. They showed up as RAW format SCSI drives in Device Manager. They are recognized in "My Computer," but without any specifics (no drive label, disk size, etc) and when I try to access the drives, I get an error dialog box "D:\ is not accessible." However, Disk Management recognizes the drives correctly and knows what their labels were (data, personal, company, etc) before the format.
I have updated the bios on the Promise Card, and installed the large disk compatibility driver for the Promise card from WD, all to no avail. I stand to lose a lot of data, so your help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.