i have 2 hard disks which my main computer (running winxp) suddenly refused to recognize (after a vundo infection which I cleaned). the hard disks will show up as "not initialized" on my main computer, whether i connect it through a USB enclosure or directly through an IDE cable. also, i have tried "initializing" a disk (just as a test; i know it deletes data), but the disk manager doesn't do anything to the disk. that is, the disk stays uninitialized.
however, these hard disks work perfectly on my secondary computer (also running winxp) .
any way to regain access to these hard disks from my main computer, without reinstalling winxp on my main computer? seems to me that my winxp install is somehow corrupt. thanks!
p.s. my primary hdd on my main computer is still working fine.