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2 HDDs

by rcfrgf / March 21, 2009 3:26 AM PDT

Dear All,
I have 2 HDDs C:320 &500. Is there any way to use the same XP on the 500 drive? It's empty. Any way to get to the 500 from my Desktop?
rcfrgf 3/21/09

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No and "Any way to get to the 500 from my Desktop?" not
by VAPCMD / March 21, 2009 6:43 AM PDT
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sure what you're asking.

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(NT) Are both drives on the same computer?
by ChuckT / March 22, 2009 7:03 AM PDT
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Three HDD's!
by rcfrgf / March 30, 2009 10:03 AM PDT

I should have replied sooner. Here is what happened;
1. I had 1 HDD 320 Gig. I lost 17 Gig of data. I tried at least 10 programs but couldn't get the data back.
2. I sent it to data recovery for $895.00. They sent me 2 CD's and a 250 Gig external with the data on it. But the data (180,000 lines) was raw, out of order, couldnt be used. I got my money back.
3. While I waited for the 320 HDD, I installed the 500 HDD. Then the 320 and the 250 came back from recovery.
4. The 500 was the c drive and became corrupted. So I got a disk image from it to the 250 and re partitioned the 500.
5. The 320 is now the c drive, the 500 is empty, and there are disk images on the 250 I can't get out to the 500.
6. So I'm trying to think of ways to use the 500 and clean this mess up.
7.I wondered if I could have a desktop icon for the 500 so I could access it and put data on it.

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If I understand you correctly
by ChuckT / March 30, 2009 7:46 PM PDT
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If I understand you correctly, you have three drives. If you have all the drives connected, and all are using some readable format, then sure, you can use any and all of the drives at once.

Computers can have many hard drives connected at one time. It all depends upon your hardware on, or plugged into, your motherboard. Those extra drives may have the old IDE (flat 40 or 80 wire) cables, or the newer SATA cables (much smaller 7 wire cable) which could be internal or going outside the computer box for a short distance, USB cables, or Firewire cables, or a combination of any or all of those.

You do not need an icon on your desktop to access any of those connected and functioning hard drives. All you need to do is open the Windows Explorer (assuming you are using Windows) which you can easily do by holding down the "Windows" key (has a "flag" on it, or else it says "Start" on it) and press the "E" key one time. Any functioning drive (be it a hard drive, an optical drive, or even a flashdrive) will show up as some drive letter between the letters "C:" (your bootup drive) to "Z:"

Clicking on any of those letters should show you the contents of that drive. Within certain limitations, you can move or copy almost whatever you want between those drives.

(Now, for the argumentative types... I know that there is some slight inaccuracies in what I just wrote above. How much is it worth to you to confuse this person even more? Let's try and keep this simple for the benefit of helping this guy, not confusing him more than he already is.)

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