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Old 10-27-2004, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Drive w/ data says it's not formatted

When I try to access my E partition (2nd disk) it says that the drive is not formatted... It just started doing this recently.. is there a way to format a drive without losing the data?

I tried convert E: /fs:NTFS but it said it was already in NTFS...

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Old 10-27-2004, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the idea of formatting is to take a drive and completly erase all the data thats in it. and by 2nd disk to you mean second HD?

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Old 10-27-2004, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what type of file table does the boot partition use? you may also want to reseat the IDE cables.
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