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    transfering a hard drive from one to another

    I took a drive out of an another pc that I had my backups on err atleast a lot of junk and transfered that drive to a vista pc. Computer sees the drive in the BIOS and Device Manager but logical disk manager doesnt see it. When i click on volume it says volume information for this drive cannot be found. I looked at smartctl info drive tests show the drive is working fine I just cant access it, whats up?

    The drive was installed on a windows xp system 32bit this one is vista 64bit if it matters

    DISKPART> list disk

    Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
    -------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---
    Disk 0 Online 466 GB 0 B
    Disk 1 Invalid 466 GB 0 B *
    Disk 2 No Media 0 B 0 B
    Disk 3 No Media 0 B 0 B
    Disk 4 No Media 0 B 0 B
    Disk 5 No Media 0 B 0 B

    DISKPART> detail disk

    There is no disk selected to list details for.
    Please select a disk and try again.

    Displays the properties of the selected disk and the list of volumes on
    the disk.

    Syntax: DETAIL DISK

    A disk must be selected for this operation to succeed.

    Example:

    DETAIL DISK

    DISKPART> select disk 1

    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> detail disk

    WDC WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 ATA Device
    Disk ID: 110E9C84
    Type : ATA
    Bus : 1
    Target : 1
    LUN ID : 0
    Read-only : No
    Boot Disk : No
    Pagefile Disk : No
    Hibernation File Disk : No
    Crashdump Disk : No

    There are no volumes.

    DISKPART> select disk 0

    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> detail disk

    Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 ATA Device
    Disk ID: C9BD2234
    Type : ATA
    Bus : 0
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Read-only : No
    Boot Disk : Yes
    Pagefile Disk : Yes
    Hibernation File Disk : No
    Crashdump Disk : Yes

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    Volume 1 D Recovery NTFS Partition 15 GB Healthy
    Volume 2 C Partition_1 NTFS Partition 450 GB Healthy System

    The said drive I cant see is ntfs

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    Re: transfering a hard drive from one to another

    just to update I put the drive back into the other system and its fine just my new pc (vista one) doesnt like it. I took another drive from that system put it in here and it see it just fine? err what gives

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    Re: transfering a hard drive from one to another

    Quote Originally Posted by digicrime View Post
    just to update I put the drive back into the other system and its fine just my new pc (vista one) doesnt like it. I took another drive from that system put it in here and it see it just fine? err what gives
    Have you initialized the drive in the Disk Management window? Does it indicate the file system it detects? Some drives are detected as RAW instead of FAT32 or NTFS if something has happened to it.

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    Re: transfering a hard drive from one to another

    It wont detect the drive in the disk manager I was reading about file system types and in the message its dynamic how it got that way im not to sure but apparently vista cannot read this so im moving the contents off the drive now and going to reformat it. Ill update my thread if this works and was the problem im thinking it was

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