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2000 wants to format already formatted drive

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Sandy JR

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Dual boot ...... 2000 on master, xp3 on slave.

Original drive windows 2000 sp4 © NTFS 39G .... ...; new drive xp-sp3 (d). NTFS . 320G (xp on 48g...and 2 partitions ..125g each)

I installed xp from 2000 and formatted from that install. XP can read 2000 just fine.

2000 shows drive D (in explorer), but when I select it, it says "drive has not been formatted, do you want to format this drive")?

Is there any way to get 2000 to read the drive? Or do I have to reformat the new one again, and if so, where from?

Thanks for any advice ..
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The message means the partition table has been corrupted or is in a format that is not readable by Windows. You can format the drive and it will work just fine, but if you want any data off it you will need to use a recovery program in RAW mode to do so.

Edited by diabillic, 09 May 2010 - 01:51 PM.

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