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Unreadable Hard Disk!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pllobell, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. pllobell

    pllobell Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. grundelman

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    Windows XP will not read drives over 130 gb unless you have SP1 installed.
     
  3. pllobell

    pllobell Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. pllobell

    pllobell Thread Starter

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

    Thanks!
     
  5. grundelman

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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!!!
     
  6. 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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