Re-installed XP Pro. Now cannot access my Dynamic Disk data.


I

Idle

Hey all. Okay here we go...

My system has TWO SATA HDDs. About a year ago I converted them both to
Dyamic Disks thinking I would use them in a RAID but decided against doing
that. So, since that time I've been using Disk1 as the OS + critical data and
Disk2 as a backup (compressed image of Disk1).

My issue is now I have re-installed XP Pro on Disk 1 and my computer will
not allow me to see the data in Disk2. XP Pro detects Disk 2 as "Basic" and
asks me to format it. However, My BART PE bootdisk shows Disk 2 as Dynamic
and cannot read from it.

This is where I'm at. I really am trying to figure out how to read the data
from
Disk 2. Be it some 3rd party software utility or a way to get XP Pro to see
the data.

Thanks all!
 
Ad

Advertisements

I

Idle

I've done rescan through drive management and it still comes up as Basic
Disk. Searched through the KB and "best practicies for dynamic disks" article
but no real help there.
 
I

Idle

Just an update that this has been solved.

Installed SP2 now its showing as Foreign disk. Followed directions found in
KB to import the foreign disk.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top