|Hmm, the first part of that isn't really helpful. The 400g drive is full of stuff that I cannot afford to loose. So obviously partitioning, formatting and other actions are out of the question.|
If it were a fresh disk that I was setting up, then that's most certainly what I would do. The 40 gig drive would however be redundant, 40 gig isn't big enough to store much these days...(hence the need for the 400 when I bought it)
FYI the 40 gig drive was split 30/10 for that very reason...but everything has got much bigger since then..
However the second part of this is very helpful...or at least I hope it is.
I didn't know about the disk management menu until just now.
Looking at the screen that pops up it says:
Disk 0 = basic 38.34GB...online
And in the sub boxes
C = 28.76GB NTFS...healthy (system)
D = 9.58 fat 32 healthy (page file)
Disk 1 = Dynamic...unreadable
There are two more, but I believe they are the CD/DVD drives so I wont bother posting them.
So from this I am assuming that "disk one" is the Seagate? And I am further assuming that the file I mentioned being instructed to download and run in my first post would have changed it from "basic" to "dynamic" and that's why it wont read it?? (fyi, having checked the source of the file they deal with CD/DVD burning software)
But I'm not going to do anything with this until my assumptions are confirmed...you know what they say about assume...it makes an ass out of u and me! ;-)
When I right click disk 1 it gives three options. Convert to basic, properties, and help.
Soooo, should I click the convert to basic option???