NEW QUESTION:Operation Reinstallation: Follow Up-

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Smithy, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Guest

    ,OK...so, I have reinstalled Home Premium on my computer, but have lost
    access to the D: where it is partitioned iinto Music, Video, Pictures, and
    Backups. Looking in disk management says it is offline and I have tryed to
    put them back online. Tried Windows interface and command prompt, but no
    luck! Stays stubbornly offline. Thankfully Windows.OLD has all my files and
    settings, but the pictures, music and video loss would be more than just an
    inconvenience. Any tips?

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Smithy, Apr 20, 2007
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  2. Smithy

    koze Guest

    Go to drivemanagement and let it populate and click on the tab online in
    there.

    Should do the trick!
    Ko
     
    koze, Apr 21, 2007
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  3. Smithy

    Smithy Guest

    I do not understand what 'tab' you mean

    Just a few additional notes if it makes it easier for you or any others:
    -This disk is dynamic
    -It has an error symbol on the disk's icon in Disk Managment over on the
    left (A red arrow pointing down)
    -This dsk has not been reformatted in any way.
     
    Smithy, Apr 21, 2007
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  4. Smithy

    Rock Guest

    I saw your ping. Sorry Smithy I don't have any experience with Dynamic
    disks or their problems in Vista. Why didn't you disconnect it during the
    upgrade?

    Anyway hopefully someone else will jump in here, but let me ask this one
    last question. If you can't afford to loose that data, then isn't there a
    backup for it?
     
    Rock, Apr 21, 2007
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  5. Smithy

    Smithy Guest

    I didn't disconnect as I haven't yet opened a computer up and have a sort of
    optimistic attitude that nothing will go wrong, (better let sleeping drives
    lie!) but the D: drive serves primarily as a backup drive anyway, and that is
    where I backed up all my files during the Windows installation, so I lost my
    backups. hankfully, Windows.OLD pulled me out of a very sticky spot!
    This data is mainly backus and media, so nothing is crucial, but nothings
    been deleted, formatted or overwritten, so it's all stil there, I just can't
    access it.

    Thank you anyway,
    Smithy
     
    Smithy, Apr 22, 2007
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  6. Smithy

    Rock Guest

    Ok, sorry I can't help. Good luck.
     
    Rock, Apr 22, 2007
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  7. Smithy

    mikeyhsd Guest

    might give this a try.

    under Computer Management, Disk Management, right click on the drive and select MARK ACTIVE,.







    I didn't disconnect as I haven't yet opened a computer up and have a sort of
    optimistic attitude that nothing will go wrong, (better let sleeping drives
    lie!) but the D: drive serves primarily as a backup drive anyway, and that is
    where I backed up all my files during the Windows installation, so I lost my
    backups. hankfully, Windows.OLD pulled me out of a very sticky spot!
    This data is mainly backus and media, so nothing is crucial, but nothings
    been deleted, formatted or overwritten, so it's all stil there, I just can't
    access it.

    Thank you anyway,
    Smithy
     
    mikeyhsd, Apr 22, 2007
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  8. Smithy

    Smithy Guest

    There is not option to mark active, but there is this:

    Convert to basic disk: I heardthat this is a one steo journey to losing all
    the files on that drive

    Properties: No useful options

    and

    Help: Not helping

    Pity it didn't work, keep them coming in!
     
    Smithy, Apr 22, 2007
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