[QUOTE=ghosts;2625984]in disc management there was no HDD listed there in the right hand side, but on the left hand side there was a little bit of info saying Disc 1,Dynamic, and the word foreign. when i right click this area there were no real options to do anything at all. as it didnt have a drive letter or anything , just the option to formatt, and convert to (basic ) what ever that is . so i stuffed around plugging in the cable in and out maybe 10+ times and then finally an option came up when i right click that area to imoprt foreign drive , this was never there before . as i have been trying to get it to work for 5 days now and was getting the shits big time cause all my data was on that drive and i needed to transfer it to new pc so i can start using it. so i thought what the hell , ill try that , once i amported it it found the drive and now it works fine. i could then assign it a drive letter and finally transfer all my stuff.
i did heaps of searching all over the net and also ringing up the computer place from where i had the pc built and no-one could tell me what was wrong , luckily i got it to work.
also a lot of people are also having the same issue , all with win 7.
ps. even using a usb lead it still would not find the drive .[/QUOTE]
Actually having a drive listed as “foreign” is a “normal” thing if the drive is formatted “dynamic”
On my last desktop my two 750gb data drives were formatted "dynamic"
and I ran two different operating systems, XP and Windows7.
Each OS was on a seperate physical drive on a removeable drive drawer and ewvery time I switched OS I’m need to go into disc management and “import” the “foreign” drives.
RIGHT click on the box on the left side of the bar graph at the bottom of the disc management screen and it will offer you this option of “import”.
The first time you see that it’ll scare the hell out of you thinking you lost your data… but after seeing that 50-odd times it just gets old.