Here's the long story: I bought a 500GB hard drive last month, and immediately partitioned it into 2 pieces. I had one 20GB partition, and the other ~445GB was another partition. The intent was to install Fedora on the 20GB partition so I could dual-boot Vista (on another hard drive) and Linux. I abandoned that plan and "joined" the two partitions, creating a dynamic disk. Today I turned my computer on to find out that Vista was somehow irrepairably corrupted, and I'd have to reformat my first HDD and reinstall Vista. I did that, and now I've found out that my dynamic disk is inaccessible. Is there any way to get to the data on it? I had over 300GB of stuff on it, and I can't believe that it's gone. It's still on the disk, but I can't access it. Surely there's a utility (preferably free) that can recover or even restore the disk. I'm looking for something that can get to the data so that I can transfer it back to my first disk, so it'll be saved. If there's some software that can transform it back to a simple volume without data loss, that'd be even better. Cliffnotes: Vista got corrupted, I had to reinstall, lost a dynamic volume in the process. Looking for a way to recover the data or restore the disk.