Problems recovering\detecting files/settings on backup drive
Just recently I was hit with some sort of nasty malware that none of my detection software was able to detect (tried Norton, McAffee, Adaware pro, Spybot, AVG). This was causing my system to run well under speed. It was usable but terribly annoying. Finally I gave up and backed up all of my important files and used the transfer wizard on XP to my secondary hard drive. Then, I reformatted my C: drive and reinstalled XP home. Now, it will not let me into my backup drive (F: ) saying that it is not formatted and asking if I would like to format it now. I don't want to lose all of the backed up files and settings, and obviously formatting would cause this. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do in this situation?