Re: Slave hard drive almost invisable
Instead of device manager, try Disk Management.
"MarkElmy" <MarkElmy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> In my machine on the primary ribbon cable I have a new master 250GB hard
> drive upon which I have installed Vista.
> As the slave on the same ribbon I have my old XP boot disc, which is still
> bootable if I change the primary device in the BIOS to be IDE1
> On the secondary ribbon cable I have two DVD RW. (Not important but
> for completeness). They're both Hitachi deskstar drives Vista of 250MB, XP
> In vista I am unable to 'explore' my XP disc.
> In device manager Properties Volumes, when I try and 'populate' details
> the populate button) For the vista disc it populates correctly stating its
> drive C and a size of 238437MB.
> whereas for the XP disc I get the message ..
> 'volume information for this disc cannot be found'
> Conversely when I change boot device to XP, all is well, XP drive displays
> correctly in explorer and Vista drive can be viewed successfully