Need Data Lifeguard tools that will work with Vista

vbimport

#1

I have a new WD5000KS hard drive. The Data Lifeguard disc that came with it will not work with Vista. Does anyone know where I can D/L one that will work? I turned on the right Sata port and the device manager can see the drive. I just need the utility that will partition the drive.


#2

Here you go. 32-bit only though apparently.


#3

just use windows built-in disk management,not sure where it is located on vista but on xp it was on control panel–>administrative tools–>computer managment–>disk managment

@jhtalisman thats not it , the link you provided is for datalifeguard diagnostic which is used to test the drives health , what he needs is the datalifeguard [B]tools[/B] which is used to partition new drives , theres no vista compatible version of the dlg tools


#4

Thanks Easter. I will try that. I tried it on a XP machine and could not get it
to work. That was when I found out about the DLT.


#5

you welcome :smiley: , well if you find the windows disk managment
bit hard to handle then you can just use the bootable (dos) version of datalifeguard tools , or partition logic/gparted (freeware partition managers,also bootable)


#6

Easter…I got it running now. It is formatting the new drive now. Hope I am doing the right thing. Its been running about 10 minutes and is about 20 % done. Sure is slow for a new Dual Core.


#7

the formatting speed is not related to the processor , it depends if you choose quick or full format , a quick format just formats and thats it so its well… quick , a full format also scans the disk surface for bad sectors which is why its taking way longer , so usally its better to use the full format when formatting the drive first time


#8

Easter…Got it fixed. I stopped the format and started it over in the quick mode. It formatted in about 3 seconds. I just transferred 4.4 G from c drive to the new WD sata drive. It took less than 35 seconds to transfer. Thanks for the help.


#9

in vista right click on the setup file and go into properties the compatability and set it to windows xp sp2.