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Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by Keizer, Sep 11, 2008.
Can you buy a laptop now with XP? This Vista sure seems like a mess.
I have had zero issues with it since I got it installed a week or 2 ago.
I got the Vista 64 Ultimate and have had no problems whatsoever.
I think Service Pack 1 resolved many of the problems people were seeing.
Installing my printer was a bit of a pain in the a** only because
Okidata doesn't have Vista drivers.....but I got it working with a manual XP 64bit driver install.
No issues with Vista here either after SP1.
Question...Does Vista recognize XP Pro hard drives?
I'm looking for XP Pro because somebody walked off with my pro disk so all I have is home. The last time I went to fix something my sister-in-law did on my computer, I couldn't do it.
Now I can't get to my slave drive (with all my important stuff on it) because it is a pro drive and not a home drive.
Do you mean your slave drive was formatted through the XP pro OS and your XP home install doesn't see it?
My external drive was formatted back when I had XP pro. Vista sees it fine.
Am I not understanding something here?
I had XP Pro on the desktop with 2 seperate hard drives, 1 for the OS, 1 for the rest of my stuff.
The OS got a bug and needed reformatted. When I reformatted, the OS went to XP home. Now the computer doesn't recognize the slave drive. It sees it as a foreign drive and won't populate it.
I just wanted to know if it would be recognized by Vista.
Did your slave drive get a bug too possibly?
No...Home just sees it as a foreign drive. I put it in a different Pro machine and it sees it fine. I did a bug check on it too while it was in another machine. Its clean.
That whole deal is weird. My sister has XP home on her PC. Her hard drive went bad, so I bought her a new one, and re-installed her OS. I brought my external drive which was formatted in XP pro. That way I could make an image of her system after it was all set back up. Her XP home OS saw the external fine. Not sure what is going on with yours.
That made no sense, unless you typed it wrong....
If you reformat the drive, you CHOOSE which OS disc you put in, it doesn't select XP home unless that's the disc you inserted.
I have never heard of that.....
Did you change the jumpers or touch the IDE cables connecting it ??
Better yet.....when this happened did you open the case at all and do anything ?
If all else fails....
Right click My Computer - select "Manage" - then select Disc Management.
Right click the bar for the new drive and select 'format', then just follow the wizard.
This'll setup the drive so it can be used - It's possible you got the entire drive and secondary drive biffed....