Unreadable Hard Disk!

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pllobell

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Hello - here's what happened. I upgraded my server, basically all I kept was the two hard drives from the old machine. The one hard drive is for the system files (~13GB) and the other is for storage, user files, etc (~160GB). I figured that then I reinstalled Windows 2000 Server on the System disk, I would just have to assign the other disk a drive letter and be on my way.

Instead, in the disk management console, I get "Disk 1 [the 160GB) Dynamic Unreadable" I can revert to a basic disk, but it says I will lose all my information.

It is imperative that the data on this disk be recovered.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
PJ
 

pllobell

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It's running Windows 2000 Server, but your coment did give me an idea. I'll report back if it worked.
 

pllobell

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Ok, I got it to work, the registry needed to be edited to enable drives >130GB.

Thanks!
 
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great!! I suppose SP4 or whatever sp version Windows 2000 Server is up to now a days makes this change for you.

Where in the reg did you make this change, just curious!!!
 

pllobell

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Actually, I used the MaxBlast! Program that came with my Maxtor hard drive. It makes the registry change automatically for you.
 
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