You may have stumbled into a bottomless pit here. :>( (And the more I try
to draft this reply, the more confused my typing gets, but maybe you can
wade through it.)
A Google search for "Disk Management console view" turns up mostly copies of
YOUR post, "slurped" from here and reposted on various "expert" tech sites.
For example, here is the first hit:
In WinXP's Disk Management, the Help file was very informative, but Vista's
is much less so. The information is there, but it is not always easy to
find. A search for "console view" got many hits for the MMC and its
console. MSDN and TechNet are full of help for the Recovery Console. But
"console view" comes up empty. A search for "refresh" in the Help gives me
only one hit: Press F5. :>(
I assume you've already done the obvious steps: Action | Refresh. Action |
Rescan Disks. Power down, plug in the disk, then power on and watch for
Found new Hardware.
You haven't told us, step by step, just HOW you are hooking up the old
drive. Is the old drive IDE? SATA? How are you interfacing it to USB?
Does it appear at all in DM? How about in Device Manager? I've never had a
laptop, so I don't know what special considerations there may be in managing
a laptop drive.
DM's Help does have one page on "Move Disks to Another Computer". I assume
you've read this and followed the instructions. The main part says this:
"Install disks in the new computer
"If the disks are external, plug them into the computer. If the disks are
internal, make sure the computer is turned off and then physically install
the disks in that computer.
"Start the computer that contains the disks you moved and follow the
instructions on the Found New Hardware dialog box."
That page has instructions for how to Initialize a disk, but I can't follow
them because I don't have any uninitialized disks so when I right-click on a
disk the advertised "Initialize Disk" doesn't appear. Does it appear for
your missing disk? Does your missing disk appear at all in DM?
I hope someone else has some ideas, because I'm running out.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail beta 2 in Vista Ultimate x64)
"Oklahoma John" <OklahomaJohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I am trying to use the hard drive from an earlier laptop running XP as an
> external storage deive for my new laptop which runs Vista. I have tried
> format the old drive as an external USB-connected hard drive in Vista
> Disk Management. I get the follwing error message: "The operation failed
> complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date.
> the view by using the refresh task. If the problem persists, close the
> Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer."
> I have tried all 3 suggestions but continue getting the same error
> Any suggestions would be welcome.