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By bkubai ·
I have an Compaq Armada M700 whose harddisk I cannot access during boot-up. FDISK recognises the existing NTFS partition, but I get "invalid drive" message if I try to access from dos prompt. The OS on the harddisk is NT 4.0. What are my options fordata recovery?

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by jesselou In reply to Hard Disk Failure

try to boot from your cd-rom drive if you have your windows nt 4.0 cd. then install the operating system in to different directory.if you are trying to access the ntfs partition by using win9x bootdisk invoke first the command sys C:

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by yasirs In reply to Hard Disk Failure

Hi,

DOS never reconises anything but plain FAT or FAT16 , or the newer win98 DOS ?? can reconise FAT32 , NTFS is a winNT 4.0 or win2000/XP file system cannot be read by DOS or its so may type of versions THANK GOD FOR winXP.

Now for the Question whats to do? Well well I think u should look for a Laptop ( As I recall Armada is a laptop ) hard disk converter to a 40 pin IDE converter which lets the hard disk be attached to a Desktop PC once in place then u can save the data of course to another PC with NTFS , use say ontrack software of the hard disk vendor to format harddisk if needed also use the over write Master boot record ability then reinstall winNT 4.0 keep the format as NTFS again then restore the needed of course documents back. Then other option about file utilities are nice too but then ARE THEY RELIABLE ? So your cheapest way of Data recovery is above other wise teh utilities its first time test the lost can be expensives , oh yeah u can take your laptop to a technologist if the harddisk crashed and they can shift the metal CD plate into a new Harddisk drive but that can cost u a FORTUNE.

Best of luck!!!

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