Cannot Recognize Sata Drive Need Help

By Rantnrave13
Oct 27, 2008
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  1. Hello all,

    I am not that new to computers but this is something that is causing me some greif.

    I have a 2.8ghz intel with 1.5g ram running windows xp home edition.

    before I had windows xp professional with 2 drives on it a 160G IDE drive and a 1 terra Sata drive. the IDE drive being the one with the operating system on it.
    The Sata drive was initialize and formated for NTFS and had a setting of dynamic drive.

    I just dumped all my documents on the sata drive and formatted my IDE drive and installed Windows XP Home edition.

    Now my problem is that I have installed eveything back on my IDE Drive to run that as the operating system and I don't see my Sata drive anywhere in my computer. So I went to disk management to see the drive and it sees it as disk 1 has a exclamation point in the icon and says dynamic... My only options are to format it and make a basic drive of it. Does anyone know how I can recognize the drive and pull my stuff off of it without have to pull everything apart.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you kindly in advance

    RNR
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Afraid not :(
  3. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

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