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#1 francescob

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:36

I have a 2TB drive with a single NTFS partition on it. I can't manage to read the partition on XP, XP either keeps reading the disk without detecting the partition or says the partition has to be formatted. Win8 (and I presume also Vista/Win7) and Linux can read the same disk without any issue.

 

Chkdsk says the volume is fine and it was also readable on XP in the past. I have checked the whole disk surface with a disk scanning tool to make sure no sectors are bad (also the disk doesn't make any weird noise) so I doubt it's a disk issue. I also tried with an external box with the same result, XP can't read it.

 

I think that what made the disk unreadable on XP was running Win8 CHKDSK on it, the CHKDSK scan reported "Correcting Errors in the Uppercase File". That, in combination of having previously copied some files with accented filenames from a network drive. Maybe that CHKDSK changed this 'uppercase file' to adjust for those accented characters thus making it unreadable on XP.

 

Does anybody have an idea of how can I fix this? I need the disk readable on XP but I don't have the space to copy all the data from it and copy it back. :(




#2 redvamp128

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:39

http://support.micro....com/kb/2581408

 

 

Actually found it--

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940830

 

you could try -- the

 

 

from XP

 Chkdsk.exe /f

IT might fix the error.



#3 OP francescob

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:50

http://support.micro....com/kb/2581408

 

 

Actually found it--

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940830

 

you could try -- the

 

 

from XP

 Chkdsk.exe /f

IT might fix the error.

 

I did already fix the error, and that's what I think was the cause that made the disk unreadable on XP. Chkdsk says the partition is perfectly fine now.



#4 redvamp128

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:50

I did already fix the error, and that's what I think was the cause that made the disk unreadable on XP.

 

 

No do that one from XP-  So that XP will write it in the file names that it can read... instead of using the updated one that Windows 8 has.

 

 

What caused that issue was Windows 8 using it's file naming ...  but I have read in places if open up a admin prompt then run the chkdsk.exe /f  within XP it will re-write thins in the way it need to read it.



#5 corrosive23

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 14:50

http://social.techne...rive-size-limit

 

 

 

XP cannot see a disk 2TB or larger unless it is USB. Sorry.



#6 Riva

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 14:53

Time to upgrade buddy



#7 jjkusaf

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 16:43

http://social.techne...rive-size-limit

 

 

 

XP cannot see a disk 2TB or larger unless it is USB. Sorry.

 

If you had read his post...he has used this 2TB disk in the past w/o issue.  2TBs are not a problem on XP.

 

Time to upgrade buddy

 

Why?  Because you and I prefer Win7/8 (or any other OS)...he should therefore change his preferred operating system?

 

Obvious unhelpful trolls are obvious.

 

Anyway...to the OP...I would be interested in knowing what diskpart shows.  Start > run > cmd > diskpart > list volume ... and see what the file system shows.  This is for Win7 but I believe it is the same for XP.

 

I really haven't used XP in a while but I did run across this little "how to" which may or may not be helpful (since it appears you have some experience with Linux).

 

http://www.makeuseof...esystem-ubuntu/



#8 brainsuck

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 17:08

2 tb hd is a 4k drive Win Xp Cannot read it right you need to Alignment tool to make it work

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#9 Riva

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 19:14

No its not about preference or trolling, its mostly about Windows XP being 12 years old and out of support which means it wont work with the latest hardware advancements.



#10 OP francescob

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:02

No do that one from XP-  So that XP will write it in the file names that it can read... instead of using the updated one that Windows 8 has.

 

 

What caused that issue was Windows 8 using it's file naming ...  but I have read in places if open up a admin prompt then run the chkdsk.exe /f  within XP it will re-write thins in the way it need to read it.

 

What's what I wanted to try but I'd need a backup disk first and hours for creating a disk image since Windows XP chkdsk can be quite destructive. It will take days :(

 

Anyway...to the OP...I would be interested in knowing what diskpart shows.  Start > run > cmd > diskpart > list volume ... and see what the file system shows.  This is for Win7 but I believe it is the same for XP.

 

I really haven't used XP in a while but I did run across this little "how to" which may or may not be helpful (since it appears you have some experience with Linux).

 

http://www.makeuseof...esystem-ubuntu/

Diskpart shows the partition correctly (ID=07, Hidden=No, Active=No, Fs=NTFS). I'll try the ntfs3g tool to see if it finds anything else, if it doesn't find any issue I'll try with the XP chkdsk after I can find a new disk.

 

2 tb hd is a 4k drive Win Xp Cannot read it right you need to Alignment tool to make it work

 

It can't be the alignment since it was working before, also the alignment should affect only performance and not the capability of detecting the partition.

 

No its not about preference or trolling, its mostly about Windows XP being 12 years old and out of support which means it wont work with the latest hardware advancements.

 

"Dear XYZ company, I don't want to work for you and the other ~40% companies any longer because you're still using XP.

 

I'd rather live on a street and eat rats for breakfast.

 

Sincerely,

 

francescob"



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:16

Most likely the disk is formatted as GPT, as opposed to the old standard MBR.  XP can't read GPT so you're have to format/convert it to MBR first.

You can use either disk management or diskpart to determine if it's GPT.

 

disk1.png?psid=1

 

disk2.png?psid=1



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:35

No its not about preference or trolling, its mostly about Windows XP being 12 years old and out of support which means it wont work with the latest hardware advancements.

 

You are being negative ...

 

It works for me.. and others..  Most people or companies rather not upgrading to new version of Windows from Windows XP... They want to stay on XP as long as they can.  I know Windows XP support either expired or expires soon.. but can't remember excatly date for it. 

 

If they want to stay on XP, that is fine... no need to tell them to upgrade to new version of Windows...   

 

Don't forget that some of us are advanced users or professionals that can manages the 3rd party patches if any are available...  as long as we understand that support is no longer active for XP users..  

 

And last thing, XP users can play games on their XP systems without their internet connection... so they don't have to worry about security risks or viruses.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:07

You are being negative ...

 

It works for me.. and others..  Most people or companies rather not upgrading to new version of Windows from Windows XP... They want to stay on XP as long as they can.  I know Windows XP support either expired or expires soon.. but can't remember excatly date for it. 

 

If they want to stay on XP, that is fine... no need to tell them to upgrade to new version of Windows...   

 

Don't forget that some of us are advanced users or professionals that can manages the 3rd party patches if any are available...  as long as we understand that support is no longer active for XP users..  

 

And last thing, XP users can play games on their XP systems without their internet connection... so they don't have to worry about security risks or viruses.

 

 

All fine and dandy, but sooner or even sooner, you'll be forced to upgrade. It didn't take long for this thread to make a turn for the worse, I can't image a future thread in which you are asking for help yet again.

 

There's no denying that people/companies clinging to XP as their mainstay OS are asking for a world of hurt.



#14 shozilla

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:17

All fine and dandy, but sooner or even sooner, you'll be forced to upgrade. It didn't take long for this thread to make a turn for the worse, I can't image a future thread in which you are asking for help yet again.

 

There's no denying that people/companies clinging to XP as their mainstay OS are asking for a world of hurt.

 

Microsoft can NOT force me. Period.   If they did, I will throw their OS out of the window and then I will either install Linux or get a new iMac.

 

It doesn't hurt me in any way... because I know what I am doing with these systems I have here.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:21

All fine and dandy, but sooner or even sooner, you'll be forced to upgrade. It didn't take long for this thread to make a turn for the worse, I can't image a future thread in which you are asking for help yet again.

 

There's no denying that people/companies clinging to XP as their mainstay OS are asking for a world of hurt.

 

Simply put...the thread took a turn for the worse because some folks (like you) wanted to spout their opinions instead of helping.

 

OP...any luck with the linux tip?