XP does not see drives over 127GB and a fresh install without the drivers and service packs could be unsettling for those that see the drive vanish.
Given the story and I have to take your word, XP will do that. Update, add drivers and if you are lucky, the drive will show again.
DO NOT BEGIN DATA RECOVERY WITH JUST XP! I've seen folk do that and remove all chances of getting the drive contents back.
I run windows xp on my home maching (dell vostro 200). I added a slave drive to back up data and hold extra files. Everything was fine until I got a virus. So, i backed up my data on the slave drive and re-installed xp. Now, I can't find my slave drive. I've checked the connections and have run driver detective, and I can't find it anywhere.
How can I get to this drive?