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SATA - Windows XP Home - Incorrect Parameter

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MotherErich, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. MotherErich

    MotherErich Thread Starter

    Jul 14, 2007
    I have an SATA drive that I'm unable to access on Windows XP Home. When I try to open the drive in the explorer window I get the message "The parameter is incorrect." I originally had the drive on the same machine running Windows XP Professional and the drive worked fine. Ended up having to do a clean install which put me back on Home though and now I can't get at the drive. Looking at the disk properties shows the disk size as 0 bytes.

    I think it may be a permissions issue because I've been able to access the drive through Linux (Ubuntu), but the permissions are set to 'read' only. Tried changing the permissions in Linux, but don't have permissions to do so.

    Does anyone know of any fix for this that doesn't involve copying the data to another drive in Linux and then reformatting the disk? It's about a 200gb drive and I don't have the means to get another drive at this point in time.
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