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Dynamic drive in XP

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Dynamic drive in XP

brian
Hi,

I installed a secondary hard drive in to XP SP2 as a dynamic drive. Later, the motherboard went down and I ended up replacing the mb, cpu, ram, graphics and primary hard drive. After all was working again I plugged in the dynamic drive only for windows to tell me that it wasn?t formatted. The drive was working fine up to the old mb going down. Primary drive is NTFS. How can I get the drive going again?
Setting the drive as a 32Mb limited drive, xp says :
Partition, basic, healthy, active, 31.50Gb, 100% free, online, not accessible, the volume does not contain a recognised file system.

Whilst just setting it as an unlimited slave, xp says:
As above but unformatted, there is an option to convert to dynamic disk.

Any idea?s ? I?ve read that dynamic drives are unreliable, maybe I shouldn?t have used it. I?d like to get the data off of it.

Thanks
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    lastchip

    downloading and burning the latest copy of Knoppix live CD. Boot via the CD and see if you can see the data on the drive. In fact, it doesn't have to be Knoppix any more. You might prefer something like PCLinuxOS, which is very user friendly and will set up a network connection as part of the live CD installation.

    If you can, choose a method for transfer; pen stick, via the network or whatever.

    Good luck.

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    mike

    if only the mb went down, why replace all those components. Sounds more like a short running across the system. Try putting the drive in all by itself to see if the system recognizes it. You do not have to boot to it for the bios torecognize it. If it can recognize it, you may need to formatt the drive. If it can't, you may need to rearrange the jumper/s on it or low level formatt it. If it is only the drive you are concerned abot and not the data, chuck it

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    snappytom1950

    righ click my computer
    click on manage
    click on disk management
    you should see the drive shown
    right click in the gray area at left
    import forein disk

    is it showing you a drive letter?

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    snappytom1950

    sorry I forgot some things to mention.

    right clicking in white area gives you different option as apposed to right clicking in the gray area to the left of the disk. you may have already known this but just wanted you to know all the options.

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    snappytom1950

    I have a problem I think is assoiated with dynamic drives in Bootable Raid 0

    I don't think Norton Internet Security likes it too much.

    I keep getting an error (0xc0000142)
    oscheck.exe aqccapp.exe
    symcuw.exe ect.....

    Also I would like any input of Going Bootable Raid 0 and keeping the Disks Basic and not changing to Dynamic. I understand the fact that you would not be able to extend the volumn into another disk but it seems to work ok that way if I am seeing it right.

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    lastchip

    downloading and burning the latest copy of Knoppix live CD. Boot via the CD and see if you can see the data on the drive. In fact, it doesn't have to be Knoppix any more. You might prefer something like PCLinuxOS, which is very user friendly and will set up a network connection as part of the live CD installation.

    If you can, choose a method for transfer; pen stick, via the network or whatever.

    Good luck.

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    mike

    if only the mb went down, why replace all those components. Sounds more like a short running across the system. Try putting the drive in all by itself to see if the system recognizes it. You do not have to boot to it for the bios torecognize it. If it can recognize it, you may need to formatt the drive. If it can't, you may need to rearrange the jumper/s on it or low level formatt it. If it is only the drive you are concerned abot and not the data, chuck it

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    snappytom1950

    righ click my computer
    click on manage
    click on disk management
    you should see the drive shown
    right click in the gray area at left
    import forein disk

    is it showing you a drive letter?

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    snappytom1950

    sorry I forgot some things to mention.

    right clicking in white area gives you different option as apposed to right clicking in the gray area to the left of the disk. you may have already known this but just wanted you to know all the options.

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    snappytom1950

    I have a problem I think is assoiated with dynamic drives in Bootable Raid 0

    I don't think Norton Internet Security likes it too much.

    I keep getting an error (0xc0000142)
    oscheck.exe aqccapp.exe
    symcuw.exe ect.....

    Also I would like any input of Going Bootable Raid 0 and keeping the Disks Basic and not changing to Dynamic. I understand the fact that you would not be able to extend the volumn into another disk but it seems to work ok that way if I am seeing it right.