I have a Maxtor 72GB drive that has some VMWare guests on it. The drive started acting up and at first would not let me see any of the data on it. I left the system set for a month and then booted it back up. Low and behold I could see the VM files. I should have put in another drive and copied the files while I had the chance. Instead, I ended up putting in a new motherboard with a couple of 250GB SATA drives thinking I could copy the files from the 72GB drive to the second 250GB SATA drive. I now have a new 250GB SATA drive with W2K03 as the boot drive, a second 250GB SATA drive to hold the VMs, and the 72GB drive is connected to the primary IDE channel.
After getting W2K03 installed on the new 250GB drive, I proceeded to try and access the VMWare files on the 72GB drive. No luck. Windows sees the 72 GB drive as unformatted and asks if I want to format it. Is there any way that I can get the VM's off of this drive?