cannot read data in hard disk

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my friend formatted a hard disk using format option in windows xp and added some data.

now when i inserted it as secondary disk in my pc i cannot read the data

bios recognizes this hard disk

i have FAT32 system

is this because other disk is NTFS
 
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shah_ankur3112 said:
my friend formatted a hard disk using format option in windows xp and added some data.

now when i inserted it as secondary disk in my pc i cannot read the data

bios recognizes this hard disk

i have FAT32 system

is this because other disk is NTFS
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I cant read this clearly

Do you mean:

Formatted XP using XP CD-Rom
Update the HDD as Secondary Drive?
And did you install the O.S?
 
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I believe your friend used the disk management tool in Windows XP, and set the partition as a logical disk. This makes the drive readable by only his computer, he will need to make the partition a primary partition in order to swap the drive between computers.
 
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shah_ankur3112, are you running XP, 2000 or Vista? If your running a Win9x or ME system, you won't be able to read NTFS partitions.
 
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