Re: Adding old Hard Drive
Hopefully you are seeing just the first partition on the old drive, this may
be a 'restore' partition (from its size) and you need to assign a letter to
the 'real' partition.
System and Maintenance
under administrative tools (near bottom)
create and format hard disk partition
this should show you the configuration of the partitions hopefully you will
see a large partition without any drive letter, assign it a drive letter.
BTW you may have to 'take possession' of the files in order to see them if
they were password protected in your old XP machine.
"Boulderperson" <Boulderperson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> My old Gateway's motherboard crashed and I am not able to run the computer
> any more. The Gateway was running Windows XP.
> I purchased a new Compaq which came with Windows Vista. I added the old
> drive to the new computer and while Vista sees the old hard drive (which I
> renamed G) and also sees a folder structure on the drive, it does not see
> of the files in those folders. The drive is a 250 Gig drive and Vista says
> is Healthy, Partitioned, but only contains 25 gig.
> I tried to save a document to the new drive and Vista would not let me
> it to the old, newly added drive.
> I want to transfer documents, pictures, and music directly to new hard
> in new computer which is running Vista.