I have 2 hard drives, a 40Gb with windows and programmes on and a 250Gb which I intended to use as a save drive and all was fine running like this.
However I changed my mind and deceided I wanted to do a clean install of windows onto the 250Gb drive and run everything from there (doing away with the smaller drive). I moved my files all onto the smaller drive then unplugged it to make sure I couldn't mess that one up, so it was there to fall back on.
I went to do a clean XP pro instal on the 250Gb drive, and deleted the partictions and formated the drive. The format took about 2 hours and at the end it said it was unable to format drive :S and after that the pc will not read the drive at all.
I have now plugged the small drive back in and it works fine. The only problem is I can't see the bigger drive (now back to being slave) in "My Computer". If I go into device manager it says that it's there but there are no volumes on it :S
So basically the drive is there, the pc sees it, but can't read it (I think)
Anyone know whats up with it and whether I can fix it. I really hope so as I cannot afford a new drive and I need more than 40Gb