I re-installed WinXP Pro the other day and it no longer detected my 2nd hard drive (80G).
My Computer showed the C - 40G drive and Z - Partition (RAID 1+0 - Stripe non-physical drive).
Believing that RAID was the problem, I installed again without installing the RAID drivers, that didn't work...it was still there. Then, I tried to erase the RAID ARRAY in the startup utility, the array just re-configured itself.
Last night I installed Partition Magic to see what it could do, after reboot, my 80G drive showed back up (WTF-?). It is however in Disk Management & PM broken into two dynamic drives (see link below, referring to Disk 3 & 4). I also created almost 40G unallocated space also- I don't know how to get rid of that.
PM Screenshot: http://www.qwlproductions.com/issues/
So, I am looking for a way to utilize my 80G drive, and the C drive - no dynamics...just plain old usage without losing the material on the drive.
Can I do this without removing RAID? If not, how do I get rid of RAID. Can Partition Magic help me some how in the process?
Thanks very much!