Hello. Hopefully someone can help me figure this out.
I recently built a new computer and I want to take my secondary hard drive from my old workstation and put it into my new system. This is a large capacity hard drive (250 gig) with a single partition (D drive) that is just holding data (music library, photos, etc.). It did not show up in Windows Explorer and would not grab a drive letter in the new system but showed up in Disk Management as Dynamic and Unreadable. So I attempted to hook it back up to the old system as it was origionally so I could copy the files off of the disk and then reformat it as Basic and then copy everything back on. However, now I can't get it to come up in the old system. It does not have a drive letter on this system either and shows up in Disk Management as Dynamic and Unreadable. My only option is to convert it to Basic which is out of the question as I would loose the data. What could I have done to make this disk unreadable in the system it was created on? How can I get the data off so I can reformat it as a Basic disk?
I searched first and found this topic http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_21305462.html
which describes my problem exactly. And the solution for the author was to set it back up as it was origionally. I've tried this without any luck. How perfect does it have to be? I have tried every different IDE cable I have, and also just about every jumper combination for the drives. Hopefully I'm just over looking something obvious.