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Vista - xp downgrade slave harddrive recognition problems

My nephew downgraded vista to xp now he has problem accessing his 2nd and 3rd hard drive he can get access through command prompt how does he fix it

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There are 2 solutions:
1-format your h.d.(if you don't need any file inside)
2-upgrade to vista, copy your important files then downgrade to xp and format the drives.

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