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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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"vman424" wrote:
> Hi ppls;
>
> Just wondering if anyone knows anything about Dynamic Disks in Windows XP
> Pro. I've recently encountered a major problem and need some help in
> recovering some crucial data from a corrupted drive. It all come about
> from
> swapping in and out some IDE HDDs into my SATA system (I have 2 SATA
> Drives - with the Dynamic Volume spanning across the 2). Now the Dynamic
> volume has become corrupted.
>
> I've visited a website
> (http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true)
> that was of some help - but its solutions proved ineffective in solving my
> problem.
>
> Here is the information I've been able to gather using the MMC & from
> DISKPART utilities.
>
> ===========================
>
> Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565
>
> Copyright (C) 1999-2003 Microsoft Corporation.
> On computer: P4PC
>
> DISKPART> select disk 0
>
> Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
>
> DISKPART> list disk
>
> Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
> -------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---
> * Disk 0 Online 186 GB 63 KB *
> Disk 1 Online 298 GB 0 B *
> Disk M0 Missing 0 B 0 B *
>
> DISKPART> select disk m0
>
> Disk M0 is now the selected disk.
>
> DISKPART> select volume 3
>
> Volume 3 is the selected volume.
>
> DISKPART> online
>
> DiskPart brought the selected volume online.
>
> DISKPART> list volume
>
> Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
> ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
> Volume 0 C Windows NTFS Simple 3067 MB Healthy System
> Volume 1 Z PAGEFILE FAT32 Simple 1537 MB Healthy Pagefile
> Volume 2 D Programs NTFS Simple 5632 MB Healthy
> * Volume 3 Spanned 474 GB Failed
> Volume 4 F DVD-ROM 0 B
>
> DISKPART> select disk 0
>
> Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
>
> DISKPART> list partition
>
> Partition ### Type Size Offset
> ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
> Partition 1 Dynamic Data 3067 MB 32 KB
> Partition 2 Dynamic Data 183 GB 3067 MB
>
> DISKPART> select disk 1
>
> Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
>
> DISKPART> list partition
>
> Partition ### Type Size Offset
> ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
> Partition 1 Dynamic Data 298 GB 32 KB
> Partition 2 Primary 0 B 298 GB
>
> DISKPART> select disk 0
>
> Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
>
> DISKPART> detail disk
>
> ST3200827AS
> Disk ID: 95119511
> Type : IDE
> Bus : 1
> Target : 0
> LUN ID : 0
>
> Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
> ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
> Volume 0 C Windows NTFS Simple 3067 MB Healthy System
> Volume 1 Z PAGEFILE FAT32 Simple 1537 MB Healthy Pagefile
> Volume 2 D Programs NTFS Simple 5632 MB Healthy
> Volume 3 Spanned 474 GB Failed
>
> DISKPART> select disk 1
>
> Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
>
> DISKPART> detail disk
>
> WDC WD3200JS-00PDB0
> Disk ID: FDA59245
> Type : IDE
> Bus : 2
> Target : 0
> LUN ID : 0
>
> There are no volumes.
>
> DISKPART> select disk m0
>
> Disk M0 is now the selected disk.
>
> DISKPART> detail disk
>
> UNKNOWN
> Disk ID: 00000000
> Type : Unknown
> Bus : -1
> Target : -1
> LUN ID : -1
>
> Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
> ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
> Volume 3 Spanned 474 GB Failed
>
> DISKPART>
> ===========================
>
> See MMC screenshot also attached (hopefully - its been ages since I've
> posted a newsgroup message - it may get deleted).
>
>
> However the right-click -> Reactivate Disk option; doesn't appear to do
> anything on Disk0 (least of all bring back a healthy volume - currently
> showing as failed); and on the Missing disk it comes up with the message
> "The Specified Disk Cannot Be Located".
>
> Any help in solving this problem would be greatly appreciated; even leads
> to
> someone who can help me. I have a lot of information on the machine that I
> somehow need to get access to and backup (to CD/DVD). Among the important
> data are some of the only copies of my daughters birth, etc so any
> information would be greatly appreciated.
>
> If necessary (and I can afford it) I'm willing to buy recovery software;
> or
> the services of specialist recovery service.
>
> Thanks in advance for all your help.
>
> Looking really hard for the silver lining in a currently very dark cloud.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>