Missing drive?

  pcuser1 10:52 31 Aug 07
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I have just swapped a drive over from my Windows XP system so I can bakup all the files on it before using it as the master.It was running on Windows ME but I corrupted the MBR but used a spare drive to install windows XP to get the system up and running now the drive appears in device manager but not in My computer so I am unable to access the files on it any ideas where I have gone wrong?

  James1947 13:41 31 Aug 07

Right click My Computer

Select Manage

Select Drive Manager

Does the drive show here? is it assigned a drive letter? if not right click and select Assign drive letter and choose a letter from the drop down list.

  pcuser1 13:59 31 Aug 07

it is not shown in the upper area only in the lower area cant right click on it?

click here
see if that helps

sorry ignore that

  pcuser1 14:29 31 Aug 07

the drive doesnt appear in the Volume pane only in the grey area below as disc 1 unallocated.

  James1947 17:07 31 Aug 07

Have you got the new drive (XP) jumpered as Master and the old drive jumpered as Slave, or try both as cable select if it's supported.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:16 31 Aug 07

"I corrupted the MBR"

you will not be able to access it with out speacialst sofwtare.

try
Testdisc click here
or
Drive Rescue click here

  pcuser1 19:00 31 Aug 07

I am not booting from the drive with the corrupted MBR do I still need to use a drive rescue program?

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