how to make it readable?

By asylum
May 25, 2004
  1. I have a friend next door with huge space on his hard disk running as a primary master on his computer. I have a dard disk with 60 GB and running xp as wel.

    I got his HD and fit in my computer as primary slave, I can see his HD in my computer and windows explorer, but when i try to get into it or try to backup all my data on it. it says 'format' I cannot access into the disk without formatting it.

    But I have an OS and other files already in that disk, How can I backup all my files on that hard disk?
  2. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    What Windows are you both running? How are they formatted... NTFS or FAT32?
  3. asylum

    asylum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    win2000 and they are formatted with NTFS
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +457

    Did you go to disk management and import foreign volume? If not then try that first.
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