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Slave hard drive almost invisable

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Old 01-13-2008
MarkElmy
 

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Slave hard drive almost invisable
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 included
for completeness). They're both Hitachi deskstar drives Vista of 250MB, XP of
100MB.
In vista I am unable to 'explore' my XP disc.
In device manager Properties Volumes, when I try and 'populate' details (via
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
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Old 01-13-2008
Gary Mount
 

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Re: Slave hard drive almost invisable
Instead of device manager, try Disk Management.

"MarkElmy" <MarkElmy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:434690A0-0F4C-4349-85C5-7F223A7D4985@microsoft.com...
> 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
> included
> for completeness). They're both Hitachi deskstar drives Vista of 250MB, XP
> of
> 100MB.
> In vista I am unable to 'explore' my XP disc.
> In device manager Properties Volumes, when I try and 'populate' details
> (via
> 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


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