June 15th, 2004, 19:11 PM
XP does not recoginze 2nd HD
Background: I have a P4 machine running windows XP on the C: and using the D: for games and other programs. Both are NTFS and C: is basic while the D: is dynamic (dont ask me why my friend set me up this way)
Last weekend we had a bad thunderstorm and my pc was off when I woke up the next morning and turned it on the D: was no longer there. I have used some of the DIY tools like iRecover to get some of my files off the D:
Under disk managment XP sees the drive but its not active and when I activate it. It gives me an error. I have then used XP's recovery console to view the drives and when I type Map it shows all the drives and the D: is there but its drive letter is a ? not D. Using diskpart to assign that volume to D will that fix it or anyone have anything else to try.
June 15th, 2004, 19:18 PM
man been getting alot of these lately. in the recovery console try fixmbr. see if that helps.
June 15th, 2004, 19:20 PM
Forgot to mention I did do the fixmbr and tried to reboot and it still didnt recognize the drive I have also dl'ed diskpatch and ran a couple things on that and still nothing.
Tonight I'm going to try and assign it a drive letter using diskpart tool. My data is all there just doesnt recognize the drive when I get home I will post the error message that I get and get a screen shot if that will help?
June 15th, 2004, 19:25 PM
if you can recover the data I would move it then fdisk and create a new partition then move the data back after making sure that its healthy.
June 15th, 2004, 23:03 PM
After using the diskpart tool and viewing the partition it says
There is no volume associated with this partition.
Viewing the disk information says:
Disk ID: 2eab6664
There are no volumes.
Event viewer gives me these message:
Disk group JeremyDg0: Errors in some configuration copies:
Disk Harddisk1, copy 1: Block 0: Invalid magic number in the configuration copy
INTERNAL Error - The disk group contains no valid configuration copies (C10000B6).
I tried to create a volume but it says not enough space to create a volume. Is there anyway I can get my disk working again without fdisk and reformatting?