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Service Pack 1 and Hard Drive Partition

By Demosthine ·
Hello Guys,

I recently installed Windows 2000 Server on my machine described at the end. However, when trying to install Exchange Server 2000, I was informed that SP1 is required for Windows. I downloaded and installed SP1 and rebooted. From the moment SP1 was installed, I lost access to my second hard drive, a 30GB partition with over 20GB of saved information. It is formatted using NTFS. After thinking about it for awhile, I realized that is the only drive that I did not reformat using Windows 2000. It was formatted using Windows NT 4.0 Server. SP2 did not solve the problem, either. Please help. If I reinstall Windows 2000 Server, I once again have access to the drive, but that doesn't solve my problem with Exchange Server 2000. Thanks in advance...

Scott Dennison
Demosthine@Home.Com

AMD K6-2 500Mhz
512MB Ram
Primary Drive : Western Digital 13GB
Partition 1: 150MB Boot Partition
Partition 2: 4.0GB Win2K Partition
Partition 3: 4.5GB SecondaryStorage
Secondary Drive: Western Digital 40GB
Partition 1: 30.GB Primary Storage
Aureal Sound Card
ATI Rage 128 Pro
OfficeConnect 10/100 Ethernet (2)
Windows 2000 Server
Internet Information Server 4.0

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by jack republic In reply to Service Pack 1 and Hard D ...

take the h.d off and transfer it to nt4 mechine take another h.d and tansfer all data.or you can backup all 30 mega data to tape and format h.d with win2k and restore the data

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by Demosthine In reply to Service Pack 1 and Hard D ...

That's all fine and dandy if you have acceess to another 30GB hard drive or tape drives like that and maybe when I get into a job I will have something to that extent. I'm an 18 year old home user. Sorry...

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by jack republic In reply to Service Pack 1 and Hard D ...

take the h.d off and transfer it to nt4 mechine take another h.d and tansfer all data.or you can backup all 30 mega data to tape and format h.d with win2k and restore the data

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by Demosthine In reply to Service Pack 1 and Hard D ...

Don't repeat the answer twice.

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by bentgellerich In reply to Service Pack 1 and Hard D ...

The problem lies in the fact that W2k has a newer version of NTFS which supports new features. Unless you had upgraded to at least SP 4, you will encounter this problem.
This is fairly simple to fix if you have access to Partition Magic. You will however loose any previous NTFS permissions (which may not be such a big deal since you are a home user) Install Partition Magic and convert the partition to Fat32 you will be able to access it now in w2k. Then use Disk Mgmt to convert it to NTFS 5.0.

I have another more complicated solution using VMware if you need to preserve NTFS permissions.

Good luck

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by Demosthine In reply to Service Pack 1 and Hard D ...

Thank you. Unfortunately I do not have access to a newer version of Partition Magic at this time and I already filtered out what I needed to keep, threw some stuff on CD, transfered a bunch of the Lan to various other computers in my house, and am transfering the last folder off it. Then I am redoing my entire Server under the Windows 2000 Formats. I would greatly appreciate the information on the VMware information, though. I have a friend who is a system administrator and collects as manysolutions to odd problems as he can find. Thank you.

Scott Dennison
Demosthine@Home.Com

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by Demosthine In reply to Service Pack 1 and Hard D ...

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