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By gderousi ·
I have just installed Windows XP on a new drive (FAT32 format) which is in the master position. The d: drive (also FAT32 format)has Windows 98 and all of my files I want to transfer. I can boot to either drive using the F8 boot menu command. WhenI boot to the WinXp drive the d: drive is found by the bios and is in the device manager but is not visible in the Windows Explorer. If I choose to boot to the Win98 drive the d: dtive is fully available in the explorer? DO I need to do something to the settings to make the d: drive available when in WIn XP?

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by nathan In reply to WndowsXP missing drive D:

Click Start\Control Panel\Performance and Maintenannce\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\Disk Manager you should be able to see the status of the drive, if you right click on the drive you should be able to select Import Foreign Disks. For more info see the Help file for Microsoft Management Console. (Section: Disk Management\How to...\Manage Disks\Move disk to another machine)

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by gderousi In reply to WndowsXP missing drive D:

Hi Nathan,

I certainly appreciate your response, I had already tried that approach and the selection for activating the drive was grayed out and I think the option you selected was also. In the end I was so frustrated I chose to reformat it and did a quick format. Then it could be activated and using Norton I was able to do a recover and my work was intact! Thanks anyway, I can't believe you wwere my only response. Must be I was too stingy with the points. Next time I'll go for the 500George

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