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Windows 7: Will my HDD remain OFFLINE when seen by LINUX or WinPE or Win XP ?

27 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
Will my HDD remain OFFLINE when seen by LINUX or WinPE or Win XP ?

My Secondary HDD is 600 GB HDD by WDC and was GPT.
DiskPart now sees this as MBR and is unable to revert.

I had used Windows Disk Management and changed its status from Online to Offline to write protect the 500 GB of data for future recovery.
Has this set the internal controller within the HDD to protect from writing by any other operating system until a manual change of status from Offline back to Online ?
Or is this state only a registry setting within this installation of Windows 7 ?

Do I need to disconnect identify and disconnect the relevant SATA and power cables ?


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03 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64

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 Will my HDD remain OFFLINE when seen by LINUX or WinPE or Win XP ?

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