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Ok so i went into disk management and it was already marked as active, yet still unable to access it

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    Jack Aug 23, 2010

    i did not see your original posting i can guess that you have a secondary drive and you cant access the drive is this drive new or you use it before

  • sons_of_anub Aug 23, 2010

    correct, i didnt know how to post a follow up question, yes i have an external HD...here is my original post...http://www.fixya.com/ThreadAsker.aspx?th...

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You must add or change a drive letter to the drive. Right click in Disk management.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • sons_of_anub Aug 23, 2010

    i had already changed the drive letter from F: to K:, also when i run chkdsk K: in cmd, i get that most(if not all) files are unreadable, and upon restart it asks me to run disk check at BIOS, does that mean that the info on the drive is corrupt? because i read elsewhere that it has to do with the jumpers, right now it is set to CS; it also has MASTER/SLAVE/an unmarked one/then PM2 in that order.

  • kenguruguru Aug 23, 2010

    Is it important data on the disk?

    If not you can normally repartition, format and add a drive letter to it.



    If you have data on it it looks like a MFT problem (Master File Table)

    Try this: Restart your machine and go into BIOS. Find your disk and select LBA and restart. Maybe your files will show up in Explorer.

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