Unable to see HDD in XP after Vista crash

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Alan g1bdu, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Alan g1bdu

    Alan g1bdu Guest

    I was starting Media Player in Vista to listen to a file on my "storage"
    drive. The computer blue screened. OK this is a new OS, and Beta, so it's to
    be expected.

    I re-booted into Vista, no problems there.

    I then re-booted into XP (dual boot, very useful until I can replace all my
    software etc.) but some icons were missing on the desktop. I checked My
    Computer and my "storage" drive was missing.

    In Control Panel, I checked the hardware to find that it was being presented
    as a "Foreign" drive, and when I tried to mount it, it was not possible to do
    so.

    Back in Vista it was still there.

    Somehow, Vista has locked this drive out of XP. As this drive houses a great
    deal of personal data, I am loathe to format it before I rescue the data held
    on it, so I guess I am going to be busy for the next few days.

    Is there some way of rescuing this drive back into XP?
     
    Alan g1bdu, Jun 19, 2006
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