k heres the scoop guys. My sister brought home a 80 GB maxtor hdd from work that cannot be accessed. she asked me to take a look. I put it in a a secondary drive and my comp booted properly. but when i go to access this new drive it says its not formatted do i wish to format it?
it is imparitive that i keep these files intact.
if i format it through windows will it erase the hdd memory?
if i put in the windows xp disk and format but keep the file system intact will that work?
i cant take any risks here. all help would be wonderful.