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    Vista Explorer can't see partition (Home Premium)

    I have Vista on SATA drive 1 and XP SP2 on SATA drive 2. Drive 1 is partitioned A & B with A containing Vista and apps and partition B containing all my data. Drive 2 just contains XP and apps but no data. Problem: Vista Explorer can't see partition B; Vista disk management sees partition B but assigns no properties and regards it as dead. Acronis Disk Director on drive 1 can see partition B and recognize all the data. XP's disk management can see everything correctly. I can work with my data under XP but not under Vista. How can I get Vista to recognize partition B?

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    Re: Vista Explorer can't see partition (Home Premium)

    What are you using to control which OS you boot into?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Vista Explorer can't see partition (Home Premium)

    I go the BIOS and change the hard drive order. Alternatively, In Vista I've used a utility called VistaBoot Pro to give me a boot menu. It offers Vista or XP. The Vista side works but if I select XP the system reboots and loops back to the boot menu. Hence I use the BIOS method.

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