Sure, just mount that drive in an XP box and access it via the network. XP
Pro, at least, should be able to use it...
For what it's worth, I doubt you'll be happy with Home Basic - it's too
basic for anything except very old hardware...
Dana Cline - MCE MVP
"HENHERDARNATH" <HENHERDARNATH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for the replay dave,
> That's mainly the problem i am facing now.
> I wonder if anybody know a way to get around it, without having me upgrade
> my OS to Ultimate or business version.
> Is there a way to copy the whole information from that dynamic drive to a
> new hard drive that formatted w/ Vista ?
> "Dave" wrote:
>> I'm not familiar with dynamic disks, but I found this.
>> It appears that Vista Home does not support dynamic...... you need
>> or Business versions.
>> "HENHERDARNATH" <HENHERDARNATH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > IF ANYBODY CAN HELP ME PLEASE!!!
>> > I JUST UPGRADE MY DESKTOP FROM OLD ATHLON XP BASE WITH WINDOWS XP PRO
>> > TO
>> > ATHLON 64 X2 BASE WITH VISTA HOME BASIC EDITION CLEAN INSTALL.
>> > I HAVE 2 (TWO) 250GB WD HARD DRIVE FORMATTED WITH NTFS WINDOWS XP PRO
>> > AS
>> > "DYNAMIC HARD" DRIVE FILLED WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ME (FAMILY
>> > PICS,
>> > HOME VIDEO, ETC) THAT I CANNOT ACCESS. IT CAME UP AS OFFLINE ON DISK
>> > MANAGEMENT AND IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY OPTION TO MAKE IT ONLINE. I TRIED
>> > USING
>> > COMMAND PROMT TO REACTIVATE THE DRIVE BUT IT GAVE ME MESSAGE "DO NOT
>> > SUPPORTED BY THIS WINDOWS VERSION. I UNDERSTAND THAT VISTA HOME EDITION
>> > DOESN'T SUPPORT DYNAMIC HARD DRIVE. I KNOW THE DATAS STILL IN THE HARD
>> > DRIVE,
>> > I JUST CANNOT ACCESS THEM. ANYBODY HAVE ANY SOLUTION? THANK YOU.....
>> > PS: I RECENTLY TRY CREATING THE IMAGE ONTO ANOTHER DRIVE THAT FORMATTED
>> > AS
>> > BASIC HARD DRIVE, AND STILL ON PROGRESS AS I POST THIS THREAD