Windows XP: Secondary Hard Drive problem

  • robmsharp
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have just reinstalled WinXP onto my primary drive after backing all my data up to a secondary drive which up until the reinstall was working fine.
However after the reinstallation Explorer cannot see the second drive.
The second drive is a Maxtor Diamond max 200GB ATA.

Things I've tried:
Checked the BIOS to verify the drive is listed.

Checking System / hardware shows the drive to be working correctly, but going to the admin tools / computer management shows a drive letter has been assigned but the disk is classed as 'dynamic' but unreadable.

I really cannot afford to lose the data on the drive, so what can I do to fix the problem?
  • grinch2171
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Right click the drive in Computer Management

What options are you given?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Did you implement dynamic disk on it before reinstalling?

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