SATA drive won't go online

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Hi everybody. Great to be part of this community. I have a problem with a Maxtor 6L200M0 SATA drive in Vista. Just installed the OS and the drive is not recognised in Computer. Disk management says that the drive is there but offline (small red arrow next to drive symbol). The drive is dynamic. Right click on the drive gives option to convert to basic disk (and lose all info! Don't want to do that!). There is no option to bring the drive online. Is this a driver problem? Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks and regards to all.
 


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