Partition Magic

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by element, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. element

    element Guest

    I recently ran win2k pro until the hard drive crashed, so I bought a new hard drive and upgraded to win xp. I have a dual boot (one for win98 and one for win xp) and I want to be able to view both drives (disk 1 and disk 2) from xp. I have partition magic and tried to un-hide the disk 2 and my computer rebooted, and I kept getting errors, then it rebooted again and I'm back at the desktop with the drive still hidden.

    I was able to view both drives from win 2k before my hard drive failed and it was very convenient since I still had files saved on the other drive. Is it even still possible to view both drives from xp?
     
  2. sboulema

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    Hi and welcome at xp-eirence.org :D
    it is possible to show two drives. But windows cant handle 2 active drives, so set 1 drive to inactive. Maybe this will help.
     
  3. element

    element Guest

    Will I still be able to move files between the 2 drives? I just need to retrieve one folder (it's bulk ~1GB), then I'm going to take the 2nd drive out.
     
  4. sboulema

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    yep you can do that. Just set the drive with 98 on it to inactive with partition magic and then you will be able to see the 2 drives and you can copy youre folder with xp and remove Your old drive...
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    How did you set the system up to do a dual boot with the new hard drive?
     
  6. element

    element Guest

    With Boot Magic.
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you got boot magic running from '98?
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What about file systems? NTFS or fat32 for xp?
     
  9. element

    element Guest

    Boot Magic from win XP, and XP is NTFS

    The drive with win 98 keeps going back to hidden for some reason =\