HDD Issue in XP

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by skewedview, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. skewedview

    skewedview Guest

    Have been having problems with Win XP Home where if I performed a right mouse click on an icon to reach the menu I would have XP freeze up and need to be re-booted. Having reached the end of my rope I copied all my data to my 2nd HDD as a back up location and reformated my primary HD and reinstalled XP.

    Now XP fails to show my 2nd with I drive letter. When I go to the Disk Manager it will show that I have a 2nd HDD attached to the computer and that it is healthy but will not allow me to give it a drive letter or access it.

    I have reformatted in the past and never had this occur. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    is the second drive NTFS? Did you install XP with NTFS again?
  3. skewedview

    skewedview Guest

    Yes to both questions

    Ntfs on both drives
  4. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    See if the "Add Hardware Wizzard" will pick it up. Located in the Control Panel.
  5. skewedview

    skewedview Guest


    Thanks tried that as well. No Luck....

    I'm trying to get a hold of a copy of PM8 to try and see if that helps any thoughts on that?

  6. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Did you make the second drive a dynamic drive?
  7. skewedview

    skewedview Guest

    Not that I recall. Is this something I would have indicated for XP to do during the format of my primary drive?

    The second drive had been in place and running fine prior to this latest format of the primary drive. So I have not made any changes to my 2nd HDD.
  8. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    in disk managment, when you right click on the healthy volume, does it have the reactivate volume option ?
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Has disk managemebt assigned a drive letter to ur 2nd HDD?
  10. skewedview

    skewedview Guest

    Thanks All for jumping in with your questions to help me out.

    I ran PM8 and found out that the 2nd drive was listed as a type 44 format. This is a result of having had GoBack running on the main drive. Going into the MBR fixed that. GoBack may not be going back. Again thanks

  11. law107

    law107 Guest

    We had the same problem except with XP Professional. All we did was move and tighten the wires going into the hard drive, boot-up to the BIOS window and put the drives in order.