I am trying to recover data from two old IDE drives. Drive1 has been successful, but something is wrong with Drive2. It does not appear as a drive letter.
Due to limited legacy hardware, the only way i can see these drives is to boot using windows 7 setup and goto the command prompt. Without going further as to why, my question is how i can access the data in this command prompt.
I discovered DISKPART command and while a first time user, it looked like something that can fix my problem. Here are the results of my diskpart commands. At the bottom is a image of the commands taken with a camera.
The Drive2 is present because when using the diskpart command, I can see it.
- How can I copy the information using a robocopy script if the drive letter is not available?
- how can I assign a drive letter?
- Is there any repair command I need to execute?
When i execute DISKPART, the following is what i see.
DISKPART> LIST DISK Disk### Status Size Free Disk 5 Online 37 GB 2048 KB
So then I select disk 5.
DISKPART> SELECT DISK 5
"Disk 5 is now the selected disk"
When I list partition
DISKPART> LIST PARTITION Partition ### Type Size Partition 1 Primary 101 MB Partition 2 Primary 37 GB
So I select partition 2
"Partition 2 is now the selected partition."
I then try to assign a drive letter
DISKPART> ASSIGN LETTER=G
"There is no volume specified."
"Please select a volume and try again."
When i list volume the drive is not present.
DISKPART> LIST VOLUME
Result of the above commands