I reinstalled my OS (XP) on a 40gig Maxtor harddrive. I also have an internal
Maxtor 250gig SATA hard drive installed for storage use only.
The disk shows up in "Computer Management" as a Dynamic Storage disk with an Exclamation point!
I have the option of Right-clicking the SATA drive and converting it to a "Basic" disc
in order to use it but I do not want to lose any data... Approx 50gigs of data which I transferred
onto this drive for the XP re-install on the 40gig drive.
Is there a way to get the drive recognized by the OS without losing this data?
If not, what other option might I have in getting this data off of the drive to convert
it so that I can start using it?
yes, first recover data, then convert (though people say they did not loose anything in nthe conversion; but better safe than sorry)
here a couple of links, free/not free :
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