Now, I want to temporarily connect one of my older disks (WD 80G extended IDE) to retrieve data that was stored on it. Unfortunately, when I connect it, it is visible in BIOS, on the boot setup screen and in the windows device manager but not in "my computer". No letter is assigned to it and I cannot access data.
Maxblaster and Disk manager in Windows (in the administrative tools) see the disk, but they list it as "dynamic disk". I tried to use a utility in Maxblaster which allows to copy the contect of one drive to another, but I got the message saying that Maxblaster can only copy contect to and from Fat32 and NTFS drives.
In Windows disk manager, I cannot assign any letter to it manually, because the option is greyed out. The only option I have is to convert the disk to "basic disk" but that would erase all the data.
BTW, I searched the forum a little bit and I found this topic, about the same problem, unfortunately it wasn't solved back then:
I don't think there is something really wrong with the disk. When I first saw that, I reverted to the old configuration (the two old disks) and it worked fine. It just does not seem to work when the new drive is installed.
Also, I tried to connect it in several fashions - on the same cable as the new master drive with jumper set to "slave" or "cable select", and on the second cable set as "slave" (the cd-rom was the master) or as "master" (without the cd-rom).