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I installed Windows XP over my Windows 98SE OS, and all appears to have gone fairly well. However, Windows can now not detect any data on my D drive (second hard drive).

I can see it My Computer, but trying to access it gives the message that the disk is not formatted. Disk management shows a 31.5 GB partition with 100% of the space free. It should be reporting an 80GB Western Digital drive that is nearly full (it has all my music on it).

My first advice has been to convert it to NTFS, as XP doesn't like FAT32 drives, but using the Convert command, I get the message that "Convert is not available for RAW drives."

Can anyone help me get my data back?
 

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manic said:
In disk management is the drive showing as healthy/active?
Yes, it is listed as 'Healthy'. Both the C and D drive are healthy. The C drive says FAT32, and the D drive is blank (which I guess is why it says RAW when I tried to convert it).
 

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I recently had to do a format/xp reinstall on my machine. Similar to your
setup master slave drives. I formatted the c:drive, c: only,,but the xp
install formatted the d: drive as well. That tells me from now on unplug
the cable to the slave drive.,when formatting. Im not saying your data
is gone, Im sure there are recovery tools you can use. You may try to
install the drive on another computer, see if it picks it up. Good luck,,
 

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manic said:
I recently had to do a format/xp reinstall on my machine. Similar to your
setup master slave drives. I formatted the c:drive, c: only,,but the xp
install formatted the d: drive as well. That tells me from now on unplug
the cable to the slave drive.,when formatting. Im not saying your data
is gone, Im sure there are recovery tools you can use. You may try to
install the drive on another computer, see if it picks it up. Good luck,,
I didn't format either disk. I installed straight over 98 on the C drive.
 
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