I need help please
i recently installed Windows XP pro and when i make a system disk and boot with it to an A: prompt thats as far as i can go when i try to go to the C: drive or D: drive it says incorrect drive
If you are just looking to read the drive, you can download NTFS4DOS from www.winternals.com. NTFS4DOS is just what it sounds like. It lets you boot to a disk and read an NTFS partition. If you want to write to it, you have to purchase a product that will do that. Winternals does make NTFS4DOS Pro, but it's expensive.
Other than that the other guys are correct. You can't read it from a regular boot disk. It's a security feature of NTFS. Only thing you can do is repartition it as a FAT volume if you want to boot to it. That destroys the data, of course, but it gives you a DOS bootable volume.