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Problems w/ my second Hard Drive XP Installation


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I just re-installed XP on my computer from scratch. I have a second Hard Drive in my computer that has everything I wanted to keep from my Windows before. Everytime I try to access the drive it says it hasn't been formatted and if I'd like to do so now. If I click yes is the Hard Drive going to be wiped clean? the whole formatted word is kinda scaring me.
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What file format is XP running under?

What file format is the data disk?

Yes, if you format the data disk, you will lose all data.

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Edited by makai, 13 July 2005 - 02:20 PM.

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How do I find that?
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Beofre I was using the FAT 32 sytem. I just switched to the NTFS. It knows my 2nd HD is there. It has the same name and everyhtring, but when i try to open it it brings all that format crap up
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Go to my computer, right-click on each drive and choose propeties.

In the properties window, you will see what format the disk is using.
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The C:\ Drive is using "NTFS"
the D:\ drive(2nd HD) is using "RAW"
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Sorry, RAW does mean unformatted. You may need to find a utility to try to read that drive.

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any suggestions on where to find a utility for that purpose?
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You might try BartPE... http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

Read the webpage. If you make the BartPE cd, and it can read the data, you may be able to save your files if they are still there.

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well i think my version of XP is too old or something. The programs giving me rrors about it not being a new enough version. Good news though is that i remember making disks of the contents of the drive and giving them to my roomate. He must still have them around or can just burn it for me again... hopefully... thanks for all your help with this. I guess I shouldn't have messed XP up so bad to need it re-formatted in the 1st place.
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