Ok i have it working now.
MrNeeds, your method nearly worked.
I think i will make it my duty to outline what i did before i got it working.
- At original install vista could not find my second 1 terribyte harddrive.
- I then installed windows XP on it, loaded vista and still no cigar. Harddrive was unallocated and unreadble.
- Then i gave MrNeeds approach. The drive was formatted, loaded vista and when to disk management. Had to reformat disk as it was still unreadable. I did full format. There were format errors right at the 98% (
What a waste of time that was). This resulted in larger errors. The disk could not be reformatted even via the reuse of MrNeeds methods.
- Now for the simple solution. I found a computer with windows XP on it, installed the drive and did a quick format through windows XP. after not even 5 minutes of formatting, plugged it back into Vista low and behold it works.
Wow - i cannot count how much time had been wasted on such a simple task.
Managed to find a new error though - will post in another thread...