I changed my dynamic hdd to a basic hdd without losing data by following these two tutorials...(Maxtor 30gig ide) w.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=102958&high light=dynamic+disk thelazyadmin.com/blogs/thelazyadmin/archive/2007/0 1/17/Converting-Dynamic-Disks-Back-to-Basic-Disks. aspx Then I connected the hdd to my desktop and notebook using a usb-ide connector, but... The drive appears in Windows Explorer and Disk Manager, but I can't access the drives' contents... In Disk Manager, it appears but it doesn't have an NTSC/FAT classification. If I try a disk error scan, nothing happens. And chkdsk won't work in Dos mode.(Although the chkdsk error message does say that it's an NTSC drive) Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.