Lost partition after XP2 backup

  misery 21:46 12 Jan 07
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Used XP backup to move pics; letters; faxes; worksheets to second partition on second hard drive, prior to formatting drive 1 and reinstallation of XP2. Xp now only sees the first partition on the second drive and says it is not formatted and would I like to format now! Ive moved the drive to be a slave to the DVD rw and put it as the master on the secondary IDE channel, but only get the same result. Any help would be very greatfully appreciated.

  misery 20:39 22 Jan 07

Bump! Does anyone reckon my second hard drive is probably dead?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:04 22 Jan 07

Use Testdisc click here
Drive Rescue click here

to recover your files then use disc management to format the second drive and start afresh.

  misery 10:45 23 Jan 07

Fruit Bat /\0/Many thanks for the information, have downloaded the relevent progs and will give them a go. Hopefully all will turn out well. Again many thanks for your rapid response.

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