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Win98 hds in win xp dont show other program says not formatted

I have 2 drives with datafrom a computer that ran win 98. a 40 gig seagate and a 5 gig quantum.form some reason i was having trouble booting to windows. I managed toget it to safe mode and then went to do a normal boot and as it wasbooting to windows i got a black screen saying ''disc protection errorwindows ( or computercant recall ) must restart. After a few times of this i decided that iwould just take the drives out and put them in my other computer sinceall i really wanted was the data from the drives. My new system has 3existing drives. The system disk is 232 gigs and I have two others thatare in raid and show as one drive they are 223 gigs. I have an IDE slotand the power for two more items so i connected the IDE cable and theold drives. I have already done this before with two other drives andmy system saw them and i was able to virus scan and remove viruses andformat my friends drives. This time when i opened my computer icon itonly showed my existing drives and not the two that i had installed. Ithen opened my disk wipe program (Paragon Disk Wiper 8.5 Profesional)that program saw all the drives including the two that i had added. Itshowed the two new ones as unformatted though. I shutdown the comp andchanged the Jumper on the drive to make them both slaves rather thenone master and one slave and rebooted again. with the same result. Iknow the drives are formatted as i had just used them in the oldcomputer. since they wont boot in the old computer and xp doesnt seethem and the other program shows them as unformatted what can i do toget the 45 gigs of data off of the two old drives and on to my currentdrives?

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You will need to revert back to the master/slave setting.  As slave/slave neither disk will be the main controller. Try reverse the master disk to the slave, and the slave to master, as it may be that the controller has a fault which is why you were having the original win98 problem.  Let me know how you get on

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