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Reading NTFS Partition

Last response: in Windows XP
February 18, 2003 8:39:51 AM

Will a machine booted from WinXP boot floppy be able to read an NTFS partition on a hard drive?

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February 19, 2003 6:58:44 PM

I've only booted to CD w/ XP, but you could make a boot disk, boot to it and see if it will read. I know a 98 boot disk won't, but I've never tried a XP boot disk... mainly cuz I don't have a floppy on my PC :) 

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February 19, 2003 7:37:10 PM

I don't think XP <has> a boot floppy disk like 98 or ME. But maybe I'm wrong.

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February 20, 2003 6:01:48 AM

I completely forgot about WinXP CD's being bootable. Is the WinXP UPGRADE CD bootable too? If so, will it read an NTFS partition?

If so, all I have to do is find my darn CD. It's in a stack of papers here.... somewhere.
February 20, 2003 5:52:14 PM

It will see it, and will show the folders on the drive, but I don't know if it will let you "browse" deeper inside, for NTFS's encryption.

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February 21, 2003 5:42:02 AM

Thanks for the link on boot disk. When I wrote the previous post I checked for the create startup disk option and couldn't find it (where it was in the previous OS).Also, I knew that the support for that was no longer in XP, but after reading the M$ info I've seen that it is about the next OS. I don't use a floppy drive for more than 2 years now and don't miss it at all :) 

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