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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-07-2003, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hard drive problems

I have 2 hard drives in my server.. one is a 40 gig and the other is a 120 gb drive. The other day i was browsing the 120 gb drive with no problems. now win2k doesn't see it. or at least i cant see it in win explorer. the MB sees it and lists it as the slave and device manager sees it and says it is operating properly. i go into a command prompt and says device is not ready. Any ideas on what i can do now? i don't want to fdisk or format cause it has some very important things i would like to save. any help would be great.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2003, 05:35 AM
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What Windows are you using? 9x/Me you can do an Fdisk, and see if it's got a partition. If NT/2k/XP, you can go into Disk Manager, and check for a partition.

If it doesn't have one, you're pretty much screwed.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2003, 08:40 AM
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You are not necessarily screwed. You might just need to run chkdisk d:/. I have seen several instances of where the NTFS gets corrupted and the OS wont see the drive or wont boot and that fixes it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2003, 01:26 AM
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Would that work if the partition is fubar though?

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