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    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.

    TIA

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    man been getting alot of these lately. in the recovery console try fixmbr. see if that helps.



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    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?

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    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.



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    After using the diskpart tool and viewing the partition it says

    partition 1
    type 42
    hidden yes
    active no

    There is no volume associated with this partition.

    Viewing the disk information says:

    Maxtor 6y120L0
    Disk ID: 2eab6664
    Type: IDE
    Bus: 0
    Target: 1
    LUNID: 0
    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?

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