I usually consider myself to be fairly computer savvy, but earlier today I think I screwed up pretty bad.
I recently acquired a laptop HDD for free that my friend no longer wanted/needed. When I got it, I slapped it in my HP Pavilion dv8000t laptop computer's second hard disk space, overjoyed that I had now effectively doubled my storage space! How exciting, right? Well, all was well and good, I had my new drive partitioned and working fine in my computer, until I started looking around at the possibility of running a dynamic disk on my laptop. I was skeptical at first, but when I read a few articles online about it, none of them said it COULDN'T be done, only that it wasn't really that useful (on a laptop). And of course, my laptop was one of the ones which still allowed for the dynamic disk conversion even though it wasn't supported by the OS. Blinded by curiosity, and not realizing the gravity of the situation, I made a poor decision and converted both disks to dynamic. My problem now is obvious. Neither hard drive is recognized by the laptop, I cannot even use the Windows XP install disc to attempt to rectify the situation. My only hope of recovering the files I had on my primary drive is a registry hack that I discovered while browsing another forum, which has supposedly been tried by a couple people and has worked for them, allowing usage of dynamic disks on their laptop by "tricking" the OS into thinking it's running on a desktop. Who knows if that would have worked for me anyway.
Soooo...Any suggestions? I know I'm in over my head