this may not be the correct place to post this but here goes
I installed Vista on my second drive in the system but when I run it run it the drive with XP doesn't show up at all
How can that be resolved?
couldn;t do anything everything but properties shows up in the rightclick menu on the partition side properties and convert to dynamic disk only are on the right vlick meny on the Disk # left side Hoe then iy can it be imported
tried chanfing it in Partition Magic but came up with a 302 error and had to reboot hit F8 and choose Last Known Configuration that worked bypassing PM"s continually attempting adter a restart
your trying to get into the partition with vista installed on it? is it possible (not being that knowledgeable about vista) that it has converted the disk in someway so its now reserved and cant be used in xp?
so unless you have got bored of vista and want to remove it theres not much more you can do..
i said I already tried both of them the partition and the box label Disk O in Disk Management
under Partitition Magic calls Disk 0 as hidden and gives you the option of unhiding it which I tried and had to reboor where PM sought to make the change in pre windows or DOS mode but errored out with a 302 cannot continue error
i'm using Osr 2000 as the boot loader doesn;r affect when using XP Disk 0 on;y when loading Vista Disk 1 Could the boot loader itself be the problem
i need to transfer seetings and files and uodates that were later than my last backup from the XP drive
and the antivirusand adware program on Vista need to a complete scan of that drive drive first as the antivirus on the Xp refuses to work anymore even called tech support and came to the conclusion the DNs seetings prevented it from working on that system
it's not a matter of swapping systems
I do not want to transfer any viruses that may have affected those settings and files and be allowed unto the new system
so its imperative that old drive can be read from and written to
It looks like you have a single hard disk with 2 partitions. Therefore the system won't let you make changes to the boot drive. Are you saying that you have another physical hard disk that's never detected?
Vista and and XP are not on 2 separate partitions but on 2 separate hard drives inside the same syatem Xps is on channel q and Vista is on Channel 2 of the systems built in sata controller Xp eP resides on Disk 9 and Vista residee on Disk 1 so only when Vista (Disk 1)is is Running then XP Disk 2) can't be accessed
does that still sound like 2 partitions to you
that screenshot was posted by chookmanuk and not by me and was in response to my previous reply
think you should review all post again and just who sent what up As I see it you are in more confused than I am
In a nutshell
I inquired why I can't see my Xp drive when I boot from Vista
Chootman asked whether it it showed up in disk management
I responded it did but couldn't chang the drive letter as it was unassigned
Chot man the replied with the screenshots and there were two right click menus
I explained that neither one would allow me to change the drive letter
Also noted in Partiotion Magic would allow me to both unhide and
and asign it a drive letter but errored out when attempting to make the changes
At which point you started your response having no clue what transpired already in this topic
the otion available on the right vlick menu is only convert to dynamic and on the right click menu in the partiition window is properties that is greted out
followed every suggestion you gave me me and mothing worked as you suggested
AND fyi marcelli I do know what I.m doing and have heeded the advbise Chookman
As for the other guy he thought I podted that screnshot and hadn't even read much of what was going on in this thread already
and gave it to him in a summary reply
If you have any sufggestions posdt them and don't critize
Apparently the problem seemed to have been resolved by changing the boot sequencein the Bios making the second drive with Vista being sought first then the bootloader so now I have complete access to the first drive with XP on it
Don;t understand how changing the boot up priority could make the visible to Vista but obviously did
thanks for all your suggestions and help though
Hey Chelli, I'll post them and actually USE a keyboard. Quit finger FARTING... What, criticize something I can hardly read or understand...Maybe your seeing eye dog can type up the next problem you have...I'm sure HE can explain it to you better than all of us can.
chelli: If you were booting XP and couldnt see the drive with Vista... And now that its working you are using Vista , i would assume maybe vista had some find of lockout on the drive to prevent access from other OS's. I havent seen this before and cant varify if its true however, i believe ive heard something like that happening before. Hope that makes sense. In any case glad you got it working.
the vidta drive could mot access the XP dribe and now it can see it is what I mean
using the Xp drive always could access the Vista drive
Regardless just have to keep the current boot sequence set in the Bios because thats not the default voot order
if the Bios gets reset always will have to manually set the boot sequence again
well it works now anyway