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cannot read data in hard disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shah_ankur3112, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. shah_ankur3112

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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
     
  2. CrazyComputerMan

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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?
     
  3. SoltoN

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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.
     
  4. Lotus4669

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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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