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Old November 25th 06, 11:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Tim O via WindowsKB.com
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Why can't I access the data on my slave drive after reinstalling Windows ME
on the master drive?

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Old November 26th 06, 12:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Default Data recovery?

You could start by telling us what it is you can do or see. For example
can you see the drives in Windows Explorer. If not can you see the drives
in the Device Manager? You say you reinstalled Win Me, what was the
previous operating system? Was that also Win Me or something else? If
not Win Me what was the OS?
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Tim O via WindowsKB.com [email protected] wrote:

Why can't I access the data on my slave drive after reinstalling
Windows ME on the master drive?


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Old November 26th 06, 12:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Tim O via WindowsKB.com
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I can not see the slave drive in Windows Explorer.
I can see the master drive in Explorer.
I can see both drives in the device manager.
Windows ME was the previous operating system.

Thanks,
Tim

Mike M wrote:
You could start by telling us what it is you can do or see. For example
can you see the drives in Windows Explorer. If not can you see the drives
in the Device Manager? You say you reinstalled Win Me, what was the
previous operating system? Was that also Win Me or something else? If
not Win Me what was the OS?
Why can't I access the data on my slave drive after reinstalling
Windows ME on the master drive?


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Old November 26th 06, 12:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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OK, so you can see both drives in the Device Manager which is good. What
do the properties for each drive have to say? For example does one of
them have a yellow and white exclamation mark or red cross? What drive
letters do the Properties sheet for each drive tell you have been
allocated (You will find this on the Settings tab)? Have you perhaps
blocked access to drive letters beyond C using a tool such as TweakUI?

I asked about the previous operating system in case this had been for
example XP and the missing drive formatted to use the NTFS filing system
which is unreadable in Win Me without the use of third party drivers.
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Tim O via WindowsKB.com [email protected] wrote:

I can not see the slave drive in Windows Explorer.
I can see the master drive in Explorer.
I can see both drives in the device manager.
Windows ME was the previous operating system.


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Old November 26th 06, 01:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Tim O via WindowsKB.com
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Default Data recovery?

I haven't blocked access to drive letters beyond C using a tool such as
TweakUI.

The master has drive letter C and the slave does not have a drive letter.

Also no yellow and white exclamation mark or red cross appear.

Thanks,
Tim

Mike M wrote:
OK, so you can see both drives in the Device Manager which is good. What
do the properties for each drive have to say? For example does one of
them have a yellow and white exclamation mark or red cross? What drive
letters do the Properties sheet for each drive tell you have been
allocated (You will find this on the Settings tab)? Have you perhaps
blocked access to drive letters beyond C using a tool such as TweakUI?

I asked about the previous operating system in case this had been for
example XP and the missing drive formatted to use the NTFS filing system
which is unreadable in Win Me without the use of third party drivers.
I can not see the slave drive in Windows Explorer.
I can see the master drive in Explorer.
I can see both drives in the device manager.
Windows ME was the previous operating system.


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Old November 26th 06, 02:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Default Data recovery?

If a drive is present and correct in the Device Manager yet allocated no
drive letter this is normally indicative of one of the following:
Either the drive is not partitioned or formatted or that it is formatted
to use a filing system not recognised by Win Me such as the NTFS filing
system.
Was the drive previously used with a program such as GoBack as this
changes the file system flag so that partition(s) on the drive are only
accessible via GoBack.

Boot into Win Me and open a DOS window and run FDISK - alternatively boot
to DOS using a Win Me boot floppy and enter FDISK at the DOS prompt. When
prompted click Y for large disk support. Can FDISK see two drives (if yes
there is an option to change drive)? For each drive what does "Display
Partition Information" tell you. If FDISK sees your second drive how does
it say it is partitioned and what filing system does it say is in use on
each of those partitions?
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Tim O via WindowsKB.com [email protected] wrote:

I haven't blocked access to drive letters beyond C using a tool such
as TweakUI.

The master has drive letter C and the slave does not have a drive
letter.

Also no yellow and white exclamation mark or red cross appear.

Thanks,
Tim

Mike M wrote:
OK, so you can see both drives in the Device Manager which is good.
What do the properties for each drive have to say? For example does
one of them have a yellow and white exclamation mark or red cross?
What drive letters do the Properties sheet for each drive tell you
have been allocated (You will find this on the Settings tab)? Have
you perhaps blocked access to drive letters beyond C using a tool
such as TweakUI?

I asked about the previous operating system in case this had been for
example XP and the missing drive formatted to use the NTFS filing
system which is unreadable in Win Me without the use of third party
drivers.
I can not see the slave drive in Windows Explorer.
I can see the master drive in Explorer.
I can see both drives in the device manager.
Windows ME was the previous operating system.


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Old November 26th 06, 10:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Tim O via WindowsKB.com
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Default Data recovery?

Because GoBack appears on a startup screen I assume that the GoBack program
was in use. Do I use GoBack to get at the files?

Fdisk can see both drives. I do not have the computer with me right now so I
can't be sure but I believe it says FAT32 if that's possible for a filling
system for both drives.

Thanks,
Tim

Mike M wrote:
If a drive is present and correct in the Device Manager yet allocated no
drive letter this is normally indicative of one of the following:
Either the drive is not partitioned or formatted or that it is formatted
to use a filing system not recognised by Win Me such as the NTFS filing
system.
Was the drive previously used with a program such as GoBack as this
changes the file system flag so that partition(s) on the drive are only
accessible via GoBack.

Boot into Win Me and open a DOS window and run FDISK - alternatively boot
to DOS using a Win Me boot floppy and enter FDISK at the DOS prompt. When
prompted click Y for large disk support. Can FDISK see two drives (if yes
there is an option to change drive)? For each drive what does "Display
Partition Information" tell you. If FDISK sees your second drive how does
it say it is partitioned and what filing system does it say is in use on
each of those partitions?
I haven't blocked access to drive letters beyond C using a tool such
as TweakUI.

[quoted text clipped - 23 lines]
I can see both drives in the device manager.
Windows ME was the previous operating system.


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Old November 26th 06, 11:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Default Data recovery?

Tim,

Your problem is having GoBack spit installed. This changes the file
system type flag from 0B hex (FAT32) or just possibly 0c hex to 44 hex
and unless you are happy using a disk editor then you should follow
whatever instructions Symantec/GoBack provide to allow you to recover from
this situation. GoBack support can be accessed via
http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoff...port/index.jsp The GoBack
manual can be downloaded from
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/hom...5/manuals.html
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Tim O via WindowsKB.com [email protected] wrote:

Because GoBack appears on a startup screen I assume that the GoBack
program was in use. Do I use GoBack to get at the files?

Fdisk can see both drives. I do not have the computer with me right
now so I can't be sure but I believe it says FAT32 if that's possible
for a filling system for both drives.


  #9  
Old November 27th 06, 02:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Tim O via WindowsKB.com
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Default Data recovery?

checked my drives in Fdisk and the master Drive 1 has Partition -1 Status -A
Type -PRI DOS System -FAT32 and Usage 100%. The slave Drive 2 has
Partition -1 Status -A Type -Non-DOS System -blank and Usage 100%.

Does this help?

Thanks,
Tim

Mike M wrote:
If a drive is present and correct in the Device Manager yet allocated no
drive letter this is normally indicative of one of the following:
Either the drive is not partitioned or formatted or that it is formatted
to use a filing system not recognised by Win Me such as the NTFS filing
system.
Was the drive previously used with a program such as GoBack as this
changes the file system flag so that partition(s) on the drive are only
accessible via GoBack.

Boot into Win Me and open a DOS window and run FDISK - alternatively boot
to DOS using a Win Me boot floppy and enter FDISK at the DOS prompt. When
prompted click Y for large disk support. Can FDISK see two drives (if yes
there is an option to change drive)? For each drive what does "Display
Partition Information" tell you. If FDISK sees your second drive how does
it say it is partitioned and what filing system does it say is in use on
each of those partitions?
I haven't blocked access to drive letters beyond C using a tool such
as TweakUI.

[quoted text clipped - 23 lines]
I can see both drives in the device manager.
Windows ME was the previous operating system.


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  #10  
Old November 27th 06, 03:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Default Data recovery?

Does this help?

No, not at all since it adds nothing to your previous post where you
confirmed that GoBack was installed on the drive. I have already posted
you a link to the Symantec site where I am sure someone from Symantec will
be only too happy to help you solve the problem created by their software.
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Tim O via WindowsKB.com [email protected] wrote:

checked my drives in Fdisk and the master Drive 1 has Partition -1
Status -A Type -PRI DOS System -FAT32 and Usage 100%. The slave
Drive 2 has Partition -1 Status -A Type -Non-DOS System -blank and
Usage 100%.

Does this help?


 




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