Help - Unrecognised drive

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Richard Webb, May 16, 2005.

  1. Richard Webb

    Richard Webb Guest

    Hi

    Have Win XP (No SP1 or SP2) dual booting with Win98.

    2 hard discs each with 4 partitions, all FAT 32.

    All worked well until recently when XP doesn't read the second hard disk
    announcing it 'Unformatted'.

    Swap to WIN98 and everything is as it should be with all files & partitions
    in place & data readable.

    Have:

    Deleted drive driver in XP & allowed it to re-install.
    With Win98, run Scandisk on all partitions, some errors found on a child
    partition.
    Tried Partition Magic in XP, shows the Partitions, but with labels mucked
    up.
    Tried " " Repair ", advises files open & no can do.
    Tried " File checker in XP, nothing happens after the first
    menu.

    Any ideas apart from re-formatting & starting again?

    All contributions gratefully received

    All the best to all

    Richard
     
    Richard Webb, May 16, 2005
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  2. This is the newsgroup for 64-bit Windows. You need to try one of the XP
    specific newsgroups, please. Thanks.

    --
    Charlie.

    Richard Webb wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > Have Win XP (No SP1 or SP2) dual booting with Win98.
    >
    > 2 hard discs each with 4 partitions, all FAT 32.
    >
    > All worked well until recently when XP doesn't read the second hard
    > disk announcing it 'Unformatted'.
    >
    > Swap to WIN98 and everything is as it should be with all files &
    > partitions in place & data readable.
    >
    > Have:
    >
    > Deleted drive driver in XP & allowed it to re-install.
    > With Win98, run Scandisk on all partitions, some errors found on a
    > child partition.
    > Tried Partition Magic in XP, shows the Partitions, but with labels
    > mucked up.
    > Tried " " Repair ", advises files open & no can do.
    > Tried " File checker in XP, nothing happens after the
    > first menu.
    >
    > Any ideas apart from re-formatting & starting again?
    >
    > All contributions gratefully received
    >
    > All the best to all
    >
    > Richard
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 16, 2005
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  3. Richard Webb <> wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > Have Win XP (No SP1 or SP2) dual booting with Win98.
    >
    > 2 hard discs each with 4 partitions, all FAT 32.
    >
    > All worked well until recently when XP doesn't read the second hard
    > disk announcing it 'Unformatted'.
    >
    > Swap to WIN98 and everything is as it should be with all files &
    > partitions in place & data readable.
    >
    > Have:
    >
    > Deleted drive driver in XP & allowed it to re-install.
    > With Win98, run Scandisk on all partitions, some errors found on a
    > child partition.
    > Tried Partition Magic in XP, shows the Partitions, but with labels
    > mucked up.
    > Tried " " Repair ", advises files open & no can do.
    > Tried " File checker in XP, nothing happens after the
    > first menu.
    >
    > Any ideas apart from re-formatting & starting again?
    >
    > All contributions gratefully received
    >
    > All the best to all
    >
    > Richard


    Hi Richard,

    You're on the wrong newsgroup, this one is related to XP x64.
    You better ask your questions on microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware on the
    same server

    Cheers

    --
    Christian Hougardy (MS XP MVP)
    Johannesburg - South Africa
    http://msmvps.com/xpditif
     
    Christian Hougardy \(MS MVP XP\), May 16, 2005
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  4. Richard Webb

    Randy Guest

    Is there a drive overlay (e.g., EZ-BIOS, MaxBlaster, WD's drive table
    extender) on drive 2 perchance? IF so try re-installing it, which shouldn't
    affect the data but you should still ghost it first (direct image the
    drive). Otherwise, try fdisk /mbr on drive 2 to reset the master boot
    record.

    "Richard Webb" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi
    >
    > Have Win XP (No SP1 or SP2) dual booting with Win98.
    >
    > 2 hard discs each with 4 partitions, all FAT 32.
    >
    > All worked well until recently when XP doesn't read the second hard disk
    > announcing it 'Unformatted'.
    >
    > Swap to WIN98 and everything is as it should be with all files &

    partitions
    > in place & data readable.
    >
    > Have:
    >
    > Deleted drive driver in XP & allowed it to re-install.
    > With Win98, run Scandisk on all partitions, some errors found on a child
    > partition.
    > Tried Partition Magic in XP, shows the Partitions, but with labels mucked
    > up.
    > Tried " " Repair ", advises files open & no can do.
    > Tried " File checker in XP, nothing happens after the first
    > menu.
    >
    > Any ideas apart from re-formatting & starting again?
    >
    > All contributions gratefully received
    >
    > All the best to all
    >
    > Richard
    >
    >
    >
     
    Randy, May 17, 2005
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