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Undetectable Slave Drive


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#1 esconder

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:17 AM

Someone please help. I have 3 hard drives on my computer. In order to install the third I had to purchase a ATA Adapter. I originally installed the ATA adapter and the 3rd drive while running Windows 2000. All worked fine until I upgraded to XP.

Now my system detects the hardware, but I cannot locate the drive in 'My Computer'. I went into the disk manager, but the only option it gives me is to convert the disc to a 'Basic Disk' (I installed it originally as a Dynamic Disc).

I have information on the drive that I do not want to lose. Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 02:01 PM

If this is XP Home, you cannot use a dynamic disk on this version of XP.

Open Disk Management and right click the dynamic drive, select Import
Foreign Disks from the menu. This should make the volume visible.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 02:20 PM

install the hard drive on the secondary ide cable,the same cable as your cdrom
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