Jul 11, 2002, 11:09 PM
win98 SE; have two hard drives. change the primary master hard drive with a new one. the primary slave hard drive have 3 partions on it with volume label as follows IBM1,IBM2,IBM3. When I partition and format my new master hard drive using Windows, the volume label on my drive e(IBM1) and drive f(IBM2) changed. The files in those drive e and f are no longer there. Only my drive g(IBM3) remained unchange. The new hard drive has the same number of partition as the old one. (2 , drive C and D). The drive letters were not rearranged. Is there any way of recovering the missing data from those two drive with sending it to a data recovery spe******t
Jul 12, 2002, 01:09 AM
The data isn't gone, the problem is the drive letters already assigned to the secondary drive.
control panel -> system -> device manager -> hardrives
Find your second HD , right click on it & select Remove
This will force Windows to re-recognise the drive and thus re-assign drive letters.
If that fails then you have set the old IBM1 and IBM2 drives to Drive C & D exclusively, meaning they can't be renamed in this way. To correct that again go to device manager, right click on the second hard drive & select properties, there you can see the default drive letter, change it from C or D to F or G. With uniquely named drives you should now see all logical drives.
Jul 12, 2002, 09:57 AM
Darkman, try both your suggestions. No change. Drive e and f still have their volume label change,and no files showing. I try swapping back my old master drive to see if it's original Win98 will recognize the old settings on the slave drive. No luck. Any additional suggestions welcome. I guess I need a data recovery spe******t.:beer: