XP Hard Drive not working in Vista

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  1. ansinha1

    ansinha1 New Member

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    Hi, Please advice me, I try to install 2nd hard drive in my HP Windows Vista machine. I took 500GB 2nd hard Drive from my old XP Machine and hookup
    in Vista machine first it didn't find any hard drive then I use disk management utlity and I can see hard drive but it ask me to run Fdisk before I can use. Now I dont want to loose data and is there any way I can use XP hard drive in Vista Computer? My XP computer is NTFS.
    Thank you.
     
  2. If i was you, i would just hook the XP hard drive back up to your old XP machine, and back up everything to another source if at all possible. Then install it and if possible again, try to set it to run in XP compatibility.
    (the hard drives name>>properties>>compatibility)

    If not, just use the Fdisk, and reload all of your stuff on to it afterward.


    Metalhead13 of metalarcade.xpt.net
     
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    ansinha1 New Member

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    Thanks for your reply, but you know Vista is not getting popularity because of that kind of limitations
     
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    If you could post your motherboard specs we can supply you with the host serial ata controller in order for setup to interface with the disk.Once you have that downloaded and added you can get a copy of VistaBootPRO - Go PRO with Microsoft Windows Vista Boot Manager
    which will give you the options of choice to envoke bootmgr (Vista's boot manager) for winload.exe (Vista boot loader) or NTLDR Legacy bootloader which will entitle you to select at boot up which operating system you need to boot into. Once setup just always make a new Vista restore point after booting up to XP as the procedure erases all Vista restore points.

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