I know this sounds like a SuperUser question, but I would rather ask here first.
- The drives are identical Seagate SATA2 drives. They are 250GB each.
- Windows XP Pro SP3 is installed on one drive, and the other is now empty (updated).
- I do not own a RAID controller yet, but there are software RAID utilities which I am perfectly fine with.
I would be willing to try hot-partitioning software if someone has a real solution to this problem.
Edit: We can pretend the second drive is empty. I only stored a backup image there because I was moving and it seemed I couldn't mirror my drive without reformatting.
Update: I have successfully converted the OS disk to a dynamic disk.
The friend whose house I'm staying at tells me he has a large external hard drive. So, if this is becoming a can of worms I will simply try to create an image on his external and proceed from there.
Latest update (please read):
Here is a screenshot of what is happening:
I have deleted the partition on the target drive, but I still cannot mirror the original. It appears I have only an 8MB partition from which I can create a new volume (on the system disk).
Should I somehow copy/clone my files over to the empty disk and try to mirror that one? Thank you for any help. I am sorry this issue has developed since my original post.