Don't have (see) these options when right-clicking on the disk. When I use
"disk management", the file is shown offline, but there are no options
beside "Convert to Basic disk", "Properties" or "Help".
Tried to use diskpart. Given the output below, looks like vista does not
support dynamic disks from XP. When I use the disk part utility:
DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Din Got
-------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 75 GB 1925 KB
Disk 1 Invalid 186 GB 0 B *
Disk 2 Online 190 GB 12 MB
Disk 3 Online 977 MB 0 B
DISKPART> select disk 1
Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
Virtual Disk Service error:
The dynamic disks are not supported by this operating system.
The arguments you specified for this command are not valid.
Not sure what to do at this point.
"Richard G. Harper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Try right-clicking the unmounted partition in Disk Management, select
> "Change Drive Letters and Path", then click the Add button to add a drive
> letter. If Vista prompts you to format the disk, say no. That should
> mount the disk and make it visible.
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> "Jacob Levanon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> How do I do that? I don't seem to see the option of importing as
>> "foreign" in the disk management utility.
>> Thank you for your help.
>> "Intel Inside" <REMOVETHISBIT@com> wrote in message
>>> The data is still there. Import the disk as 'foreign' from within Disk
>>> "Jacob Levanon" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> I have installed RC1 on my desktop. I have two internal and one external
>>> disk drives.
>>> The installation completed well and everything seems to be working fine.
>>> (huge) problem: vista is not mounting my second drive (even though it
>>> recognizes it as being there). It mounts the 0 disk and the external
>>> but not the second. When I pull up the disk manager it sees the hardware
>>> claims that its working properly, but it does not mount the files
>>> system -
>>> it only offers to create a basic partition on this disk (i.e. - lose the
>>> ordinal data). Originally I run XP on this desktop and had no problems
>>> the drive. With XP this disk had a dynamic partition (I don't remember
>>> it was set up this way).
>>> Any ideas on how I can recover the data from this disk?
>>> Thank you,