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New vista machine, plugged in a sata hdd with data on it which use to be on my old xp computer. None of the data other than the hdd's name is being recognised. Under the disk management screen the hdd is coming up as Dynamic and offline. Whereas my operating system hdd is coming up as Basic and online. So i figured ill use the option to convert the hdd to a basic disk but it wants to format and delete all the data.

Anyway around this? Is there some other way to connect this hdd.

And how do i get rid of this annoying user account control, acsking me for permission everytime i try to open anything.

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That's the only way to make the disk useable, format it as a normal partition. The disk must have been converted to dynamic before you removed it -- perhaps it was part of a raid setup or somthing similar. Anyhow, it's a "one way" process when you convert a disk to dynamic. Dynamic disks don't have 'partitions' they have 'volumes'. It has to be formatted to get it back to a non-dynamic or 'basic' disk which can hold normal partitions.

To disable uac read this: http://www.petri.co....ndows_vista.htm
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I have no idea why this works but if you clone (with a program such as Norton Ghost) a drive that Windows has converted to Dynamic, when you start the computer up with the new drive that you've cloned to, it will usually come back as a basic drive with all of your data intact.
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