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I'm a bit of a newb with messing around with the insides of PCs. I have a Dell computer, Pentium 4, 1.8ghz, 768mb ram running Windows XP home, SP2. It has a 40GB Western Digital HD, which i just set as the master, with the slave an old Quantum Fireball EX (about 7GB) from a previous computer. The quantum is full of stuff, and i want to sort through it and access the files. The computer recognizes it, or atleast it is in My Computer. However, when i go to access the disk, it says "The Disk in Drive F is not Formated, do you want to format it now?" Not wanting to loose everything, I have opted to not format it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd prefer to be able to access it as a slave, for I believe the quantum has viruses and needs to be scanned. And i would like to be able to not have to copy all the files, for I have no easy way to do it (running Windows on the quantum on the old computer is extremely slow.)
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The most likely reason why Windows will not read the harddrive is that the Windows was installed using NTFS. Now if the slave harddrive is in a FAT, or FAT32 format Windows will not read it. Now if you have a computer with Windows 98 on it then, insert the harddrive in that computer and copy everything to a CD-R or if it has a network card then copy to the Windows XP computer. Hope that this helps.
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