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By sambhe ·
Hi ,
I have dual boot on my system with win 2k and win xp. I have 3 drives. If i partition 3rd drive in to 3 more drives . I want to do this in win 2k . will these total five drives be visible in Win XP?
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vijay

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by Gigelul In reply to partition

Hi
I assume that you use first 2 drives for Win2k and WinXP and the third drive for data.
If this is the situation the answer is YES.

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by sambhe In reply to partition

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by cul8rm8e In reply to partition

will work fine make sure both are on same format (FAT32,or NTFS)if for talking sake you have win2k on FAT32 and winXP on NTFS and and third drive as FAT32 you will see only third drive from win2k but will see all from winXP,

just thought i wouldmention this.

if this isnt what you need to hear, excuse my ignorance!

all the best.

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by sambhe In reply to partition

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by ArielStarfire In reply to partition

Hi Jijay,

Yes, the drives will be visible by Windows xp. The only time drives or volumes can not be seen, is when you have an older operating system like Windows 98 trying to view or detect a drive that is FORMATTED with a file system it doesn'trecognize, such as NTFS. Windows 98 can not see NTFS drives / volumes / or partitions because it is not part of its operating system.

Between 2000 and XP you should have no problem.

I would suggest that you go with one operating system in your case since XP and 2000 are similar. I prefer 2000 because there is currently more support, a longer track record for, and expandability for 2000 in terms of upgrading to server and its different versions.

There are reviews out there for 2000 vsXP, take a read:
http://www.jmu.edu/computing/newsletter/cc/jan02/windows2000-XP.shtml

http://www.jmu.edu/computing/newsletter/cc/nov01/windowsxp.shtml

http://www.infoworld.com/articles/tc/xml/01/10/29/011029tcpcp.xml

Hope this helps!

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by njifl In reply to partition

There is no resaon that you 3rd drive would not be seen in Xp. Even though Xp is a new OS it is based off of the 2000 kernel and therefore will see the drive and its partitions weather they are fat or ntfs. If it does not see the drive check the config and make sure the drive is partitioned properly..:-)

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by cul8rm8e In reply to partition

cheers for the correction in the last post!

now that i have pulled my head out my *** i see the mistake i made (thinking of 98 & XP )


they do say drink and pc`s dont mix :)

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