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Since i downloaded and installed the service pack 2 on my windows xp pro edition, i can't access one of my three hard drives (Maxtor: diamond max plus 9, 160GB ata/133 hdd). the system does recognize it, but it keeps telling me it's offline or asks me if i want to format it. But I shure don't want to!! does anyone know this problem? is there some kind of hotfix or any solution? i greatly appreciate any help!!