hey guys, im new here. yea its my first post. im kinda desperate here. i tried almost anything i can. so here is my story, i have an old computer. a powerbreak burned out my power supply so i had to buy a new one. when i replaced it i figured out my old 40gb hd is dead 2 so i had to buy a new one (160gb works perfectly). i had another HD on my old cpu. a 80gb one. i plugged them both, fixed the master/slave problems and installed XP. now for the problems im having. the bios recognize the HD and the disk management also. the problem is dat it considered by my system as a "Dynamic" and "Foreign" and i cant access it no matter what. ive been reading alot since it happened to me. i figured out i have to convert it to basic but if ill do that all my data on that HD will be lost. i dont want to loose it. i have some important stuff there. i also tried some backup softwares and all kinda sucked. what else can i do? how can i access it? i did some research here also and i found this thread: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=191006 ill be more than happy if some1 (like Markymoo) will help me gain access. im not sure if his way works. thanks for all of u.