ntfs problem... Tags: Ntfs Format Windows XP Last response: April 24, 2006 4:57 PM in Windows XP Share Razorback April 22, 2006 1:01:53 AM Hi all.. I have two harddiscs which is formatted in NTFS... One of them is infected by a virus so i cant use it but i have to backup the data too... so i am using the other harddisc to run my pc.. but i cant enter the infected harddisc.. it always prompts me to "format this drive" but if i format it i will lose all the data.. so anyone can tell me what to do??? I really need the data.... More about : ntfs problem | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mesarectifier April 22, 2006 12:36:30 PM The easiest way is to set the infected drive as 'Slave' and set 'Master' as a small leftover hard drive, doesn't matter what size, so long as you can install Windows. Anyway, boot off that, and use it as a platform for data recovery. | Report abuse Razorback April 24, 2006 4:57:53 PM Thanks to everyone who helped me... the source of the problem was jumper setting... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>ntfs problem...> Related ressources: ForumNTFS external Hard disk problem ForumCan't format hard disk drive to ntfs ForumFAT to NTFS conversion failure ForumFAT to NTFS conversion failure ForumBSOD, NTFS drive, now can't see anything on it ForumRecover RAW partition to NTFS ForumExFAT vs NTFS ForumHow to format disk to NTFS ForumConverting RAW HD Format to NTFS with out losing any data ForumChange file type RAW to NTFS ForumRecover NTFS Partition on RAW Drive ForumFormatted Drive from NTFS to FAT32, must recover data from NTFS system ForumAccessing NTFS Drive after Windows 7 Install ForumHow to convert a RAW drive to NTFS ? ForumAuthenticated Users' NTFS Permissions ForumRestore RAW to NTFS ? ForumProblem with XP Pro... NTFS .sys error ForumUSB ntfs drive on win2k problem Forumdisk defrag NTFS Module encountered a problem ForumGetting past administrative password More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !