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    harddrive problem!

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    by asif ·

    i have a 6g harddrive,which has mp3s on and detects it in the cmos,but when i am trying to access the drive in windows it tells me that the drive is not formatted.do you want to format it?Yes/no.I dont want to format it?

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      harddrive problem!

      by liquidcoolit ·

      In reply to harddrive problem!

      If you are running Win 9x make sure that the drive was not formated in Windows 2000/NT to NTFS. That could make the drive unreadable to Win 9x. And therefore bring up that error. Check also in the CMOS and change the settings from LBA to LARGE or NORMAL or visa versa. Play with that and see where that gets you. It won’t damage the drive. If it is NTFS then you need to put it back into the OS that previously accessed it copy them off and then reformat the drive to FAT/FAT32. And then copy them all Back. Just Remember if you format to FAT16 (known as FAT) you can only have a maximum of 2 gig’s per partition. FAT32 can go to 32Gig.

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        harddrive problem!

        by asif ·

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    • #3626039

      harddrive problem!

      by tjc ·

      In reply to harddrive problem!

      Load a program like Partition Magic so you manipulate it. Remember that windows 9x can only support 2 GB partitions. So unless you load up a a cmos overlay program for the drive you may not be able to use it on a Win9x computer.

      Try WinNT system with the drive.

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        harddrive problem!

        by asif ·

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      harddrive problem!

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