Originally Posted by foREVer616uk
if you are running windows 7 open up the disk management console if the drive appears in there then you may find that the drive is more likely encrypted, have you had any errors come from the drive i.e cylic redundancy check?
Hi, thanks for your reply. This PC is still running Windows XP (I have a laptop which runs Win 7, but I can't connect an IDE disk to it), but Windows XP does come with disk management console as well, and it showed up there, so that might be a little hope, but it doesn't recognize it as a valid partition. I can't run chkdsk on it as Windows is unable to provide it a drive letter. Therefore I can't pass the driveletter to chkdsk <volume>.
I'll try to do some disk checking using Ultimate Boot CD, but I am still wondering if anyone nows what an Olivetti partition type means?