Installed Vista Now My 2nd Hard Drive Does Not Show Up

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by LukeSlyTalker, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. LukeSlyTalker

    LukeSlyTalker New Member

    Jan 25, 2007
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    I just installed Vista and it looks and runs pretty great, but I have a hard drive that isn't showing up. It's a 200 gig Maxtor hard drive that was running fine when I had XP installed, but now seems non-existent. I haven't made any physical changes to my machine.

    I know in some of the earlier days of XP; shortly after large drives started becoming more prevalent, there was a driver for mass storage devices that needed to be installed. Is this the same for Vista?

    Well I've had the new OS installed for about a week now and haven't been able to find any support for this issue....and I've been scouring the internet pretty thoroughly. Can some one throw me a bone please?
  2. If you are using Vista home it doesn't support dynamic disks. You will need to convert your dynamic disk to a basic disk before Win Vista will see it. YOu can take the disk to a win XP professional computer and conver it. Of course you will need to back up your data first.

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