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Trouble retrieving data from secondary hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ian, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    I have a hard drive not currently connected to my notebook computer
    (Windows XP os) with some data on it that I need to retrieve. I think
    there are some corrupted XP files on the drive that prevent me from
    booting it up. I have a USB 2.0 to IDE adapter with which I can
    connect the drive to my computer as an additional drive; my computer
    recognizes the drive correctly, however when I try to read from it I
    get an error message telling me that it needs to be formatted. I
    obviously have selected not to format the drive in order to protect my
    data. Can anyone suggest ways in which I might retrieve this data?

    Ian, Feb 28, 2004
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  2. Ian

    Neb Guest


    Just go to your Control Panel - Adm. Tools - Computer Management and
    look for Disk management...In there you will see the other drive and
    you have to set it as Active/Health...After that you will be able to
    access your data...
    Neb, Mar 4, 2004
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