Hard Drive Problem
August 24, 2004 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Hard drive problem: I tried to move a functioning fat32 slave drive into a new machine. It showed up as RAW, so I put it back in the old machine. Now shows as RAW there too. Did I really lose all my data? ..

Both machines have XP Pro. Drive is a 80gb Maxtor D740X-6L. I tried SLAVE and CABLE SELECT jumper settingsā€¦nothing. Am I missing/forgetting something? Is there a way to save the data?
posted by deathofme to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
I had the same problem a while back, and it turned out the partition table got corrupted somehow. Here's a link to the program I used to restore it, called TestDisk.

If the program can see your partition, there's a good chance you can write the detected information to the drive and get it working.
posted by addyct at 11:53 AM on August 24, 2004

Response by poster: Thank you, addyct! TestDisk did the trick!
You're my hero. :)
posted by deathofme at 7:37 AM on August 25, 2004

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