Ok my situation is a bit complicated so please bare with me.
I have a drive (Let's call it drive "X") that had Win XP Pro SP2 but the install got corrupted and I tried the Repair feature using the Windows Install CD but that failed. My goal is to recover some photos and documents that are still on the drive. I have verified that the drive itsels is physicaly fine.
I have installed a fresh copy of Win Xp on another drive (Lets' call this one drive "Y") that I had access to. I then connected drive X as slave to my secondary IDE controller. under Windwos Disk Management I then intialized the drive as it shows in this pic:
The drive still showed up as "unallocated" so I chose to create a new Partition like this:
Except that I chose "Do not format this this partition"
Now when I go to My computer, the drive shows up but it says that it is not formatted.
Please tell me that I didn't lose all of my data........
Any ideas on how to recover my files??