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My nephew downgraded vista to xp he has 3 harddrives but it only recognised c drive. he cannot access the other 2 unless he goes through command prompt.

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Hi M8!

Well, you have to make the drives aktivate by handle them.
Right click on "my computer"
Select "Handle" its almost at the end on that dialog window
You will now see a new window, at the left, almost at the bottom you will see a promt saying "Disk Handle" press that one
Now you will see all the disks on your pc, C is aktivated coz you have your OS on that one, under C you will see the other two disks
Format them one by one and give them a letter, like F or H or K or whatever you want as long as the letter isent taken by another divice.
For your notice, everything on those disks well be lost, so if you have important things on the disk i suggest you take them out, connect them to another vista pc, and save and store the info you want to keep.

Restart you PC and VIOLA....there they are!

Good luck to you

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HI,

Sounds like the drives need to be assigned letters. Right click my computer and click manage. Then click disk management. Then right click on the volumes that aren't showing up and click "change drive letters or paths". Then in that dialog, click add and change the drive letters. Good luck!

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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