FAT32 extended partition not recognized as an XP Drive - but can see in DOS

FAT32 extended partition not recognized as an XP Drive - but can see in DOS

Post by Rich » Thu, 15 May 2008 22:42:34


Hi,

I have a strange situation..

PC Info: AMD X2 4800+, 300gb Seagate SATA drive, 4 gb mem (2 sets dual
channel), XP Media Edition.

HD partitioned 4 drives (C & D - Fat32, E & F - NTFS)

My PC froze last week and I had to press (Ugh!) the reset button. After
it rebooted, it went into CHKDSK (which I expected), but it scanned my
D Drive first, then went to C, and froze at 30%. After a while I
finally reset it again and this time it scanned C: first and finished
and then stated that it couldn't check D:, because D: was not an XP drive.

My system starts (very, very slowly) and runs (very very slowly), and my
D: drive is listed, but not accessible (not a windows drive).

Now the weird (and Lucky) part....

I booted with a Win98se floppy and was able to get (using a great free
long filename utility) my data off the D: drive, which DOS was able to
display. I copied it to the C: drive for recovery off my network.


Now the Questions...

What can I do to get the D: drive to show back up in Windows and why can
I see the data in DOS but not in windows? Has anyone else ever had
something like this happen?

Thanks,
RJC
 
 
 

FAT32 extended partition not recognized as an XP Drive - but can see in DOS

Post by Rich Barr » Fri, 16 May 2008 15:20:19


Rich, I would go to Seagate's website and get their Drive Diagnostics
tools. Give your
drive a good check.