not see hd

July 5, 2009 at 10:44:37
Specs: Windows XP, intel 1.6
just swapped hd and cannot see the E: drive. The E: drive is another drive. what has happened?

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#1
July 5, 2009 at 11:31:16
So you're saying you still have all your content but the drive is nolonger called E:?

If E: isn't already taken by something else, you can call it E: by going into Control Panel>>Administrative Tools>>Computer Management then under Disk Management, find the drive that is nolonger E:, right click on it then click "Change Drive Letter and Path" then click on "Change" and select E:. If it's not in the list, it's being used by something else.

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#2
July 5, 2009 at 16:00:13
Or, if the drives are IDE and two drives on the same cable you may have the jumpers set wrong.

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#3
July 5, 2009 at 16:28:01
I need to clarify my comment. In Explorer I can the the letter E for that drive. However, When I click on that to expand it nothing happens. It is like the contents of the drive are not seen.

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#4
July 5, 2009 at 17:06:05
You may just need to take ownership of the files/folders on that drive. To learn how, look at the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...


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#5
July 5, 2009 at 18:58:13
I have looked at the link above and the info was very good, thanks. I have done some more digging and discovered that the drive I put in this pc has a NTFS file format and it appears that the other drive that I cannot access seems to be the FAT format. Can a NTFS HD read one that is the FAT format?

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#6
July 5, 2009 at 21:28:31
Win2000 and above can read both formats.

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