how do i access my aditional drives on my pc

July 15, 2011 at 07:24:56
Specs: Windows XP
ive got 2 drives on my computer .... nothinn fancy . i can see the drive , i can read the files , but i cant do anything with them . i didnt install them i got the computer off a mate and he put my old drive in now i cant acess the old drive . ive got stuff on there id like to be able to access now and again and ive no clue how to i tried everything i could think of . oh yea both drives are runnin windows xp if that helps.

any help would be appreciated.

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July 15, 2011 at 07:27:29
YOu may need to take ownership of the drive/folders/files, or you could simply format the additional drive if you don't NEED to access any of the data on it.

Look at the link below to learn how to take ownership in WinXP.

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July 15, 2011 at 07:41:14
thanks for the suggestion but i have owenership of both drives .
its access i need . i just want to make the drive run .

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July 15, 2011 at 08:01:48
Look at Windows Disk Management. Does that drive show up there? If so, how is it listed?

If you mean you can't change or delete the files then all you need to do is change the attributes. Right click on the Right click on the drive icon in My computer. Choose properties> Security> edit> tick the allow boxes and apply.

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July 15, 2011 at 15:33:50
thanks for the suggestion but its not what i needed

what i basicly want to do is make the drive run . it does nothing just sits there .

i want to turn on the computer and be able to pick which drive to run . i can only open the files and see there make up . i cant run the media player on my second drive . i cant save things onto it . i cant do nothing with it .

is there any way to make the second drive run as if it were the primary drive .

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July 15, 2011 at 17:07:56
It needs to have an operating system installed to it and it can be run from a dual boot menu but it cannot be run while the main operating system is active... it's either one or the other.

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July 15, 2011 at 19:27:04
You should be able to save items to that drive. I asked you to post the listed information for that drive in Disk Management.

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