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

    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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