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December 31, 2004 4:41:02 PM

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This seems like it should be relatively simple, but I'm having a hard time....

I have Windows XP with a 40GB hd, and I have an old computer with Win98 and
a 60GB hd with Fat32 format. I want to add my 60GB hd to my newer XP
computer, and keep the old files that are on it.

I have physically connected the 60 GB hard drive as a slave, and rebooted.
The system recognizes that the drive is there, but doesn't recognize any
files on it. On one of the Properties windows, it says it's "offline". I get
a prompt asking if I want to format this drive, but I click No, because I
don't want to erase the files. I have also tried running the Convert.exe
program to convert it from Fat32 to NTFS, but that didn't seem to work, as I
got a message saying it couldn't access the drive, or another program was
using it.

If anyone has some suggestions, I would appreciate it!

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December 31, 2004 4:46:31 PM

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The hard drive manufacturer's web site usually has diagnostic software tht
could help.

"dhheaps" <dhheaps@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD535419-BF0C-4879-AC8E-FD968C95DF39@microsoft.com...
> This seems like it should be relatively simple, but I'm having a hard
> time....
>
> I have Windows XP with a 40GB hd, and I have an old computer with Win98
> and
> a 60GB hd with Fat32 format. I want to add my 60GB hd to my newer XP
> computer, and keep the old files that are on it.
>
> I have physically connected the 60 GB hard drive as a slave, and rebooted.
> The system recognizes that the drive is there, but doesn't recognize any
> files on it. On one of the Properties windows, it says it's "offline". I
> get
> a prompt asking if I want to format this drive, but I click No, because I
> don't want to erase the files. I have also tried running the Convert.exe
> program to convert it from Fat32 to NTFS, but that didn't seem to work, as
> I
> got a message saying it couldn't access the drive, or another program was
> using it.
>
> If anyone has some suggestions, I would appreciate it!
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 2:36:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Are you using Dynamic Disks?

In Disk Management, use the Reactivate Disk command to bring the disk back
online.

Regards
Mark Dormer


"dhheaps" <dhheaps@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD535419-BF0C-4879-AC8E-FD968C95DF39@microsoft.com...
> This seems like it should be relatively simple, but I'm having a hard
> time....
>
> I have Windows XP with a 40GB hd, and I have an old computer with Win98
> and
> a 60GB hd with Fat32 format. I want to add my 60GB hd to my newer XP
> computer, and keep the old files that are on it.
>
> I have physically connected the 60 GB hard drive as a slave, and rebooted.
> The system recognizes that the drive is there, but doesn't recognize any
> files on it. On one of the Properties windows, it says it's "offline". I
> get
> a prompt asking if I want to format this drive, but I click No, because I
> don't want to erase the files. I have also tried running the Convert.exe
> program to convert it from Fat32 to NTFS, but that didn't seem to work, as
> I
> got a message saying it couldn't access the drive, or another program was
> using it.
>
> If anyone has some suggestions, I would appreciate it!
>
>
>
!