Cannot access 2nd Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ncgreyfriars, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. ncgreyfriars

    ncgreyfriars OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Can any body help

    My Pc has 2 HDD the 2nd drive had all my songs on access by I tunes and the PC was originally Loaded XP Home. I then loaded Vista Ultimate and was able to use the pc as normal but after a period of time i realised that there was no Benefit with having Vista as the PC had lost a lot of speed and proceeded to reload XP Home from the recovery DVD. Now i cannot access the 2nd drive the Directories are there and the properties shows that all the files are there but i cannot see the files. Both drives are NTFS when i click on the Dirctory i get the message you cannot access this drive.

    Does anybody have any ideas how i can not access the directory

    Many Thanks in advance
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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  3. micheljaw

    micheljaw OSNN One Post Wonder

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    You can try FAT Data Recovery Software. The brand of the HD does not matter here, the program can effectively recover your files.
    For data recovery software, i would suggest you to try the evaluation versions first which will give you first hand experience to try and test the results.
    Whatever the software, though, a potent point to remember is that when you download the program it is best saved on a disk other than the one you hope to recover data from or you could be permanently erasing otherwise recoverable data.
     
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