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Windows 7: Windows wont access my second drive

15 Aug 2009   #1
barrys101

windows7 evaluation build 7100
 
 
Windows wont access my second drive

my xp pro system crashed so i formated my second drive and installed wimdows 7. then i reconnected the old drive as a slave to salvage my data but windows says that it has no recognised file system. i really need to get the data back. how can i access this drive. please help!!!!!


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15 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barrys101 View Post
my xp pro system crashed so i formated my second drive and installed wimdows 7. then i reconnected the old drive as a slave to salvage my data but windows says that it has no recognised file system. i really need to get the data back. how can i access this drive. please help!!!!!
Is the XP drive formatted as Fat32?
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15 Aug 2009   #3
barrys101

windows7 evaluation build 7100
 
 

i think so. how do i check
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15 Aug 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would d/l a copy of Ubuntu linux and use it in live mode. Use Gparted to recover your files...
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15 Aug 2009   #5
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I would d/l a copy of Ubuntu linux and use it in live mode. Use Gparted to recover your files...
But if he doesn't know Linux that might get a bit complicated for him.

Maybe a solution would be to put the drive in a friend's computer that has xp, copy the files. than format as ntfs, and copy back the files.
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15 Aug 2009   #6
barrys101

windows7 evaluation build 7100
 
 

that sounds like a good idea. will try that and let you know. thanx
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