So i ran into a problem with my XP home on my maxtor 80gb HD.
I had a new copy of XP pro laying around, so i decided to go ahead and install it on my other harddrive, a 160gb hitachi.
Unfortunately that drive is not partitioned, and i believe i ran into the problem with it being over 137gb.
XP pro booted up and then after shutting it down for a day, it would only say "error loading OS"
so i decided to just run the recovery console on the XP home, and i got that up and running again. Unfortunately, Windows is now saying that my 160gb hitachi drive is not formatted, and asks if i would like to format it.
i have abot 120gb worth of valuable files on this drive and would not like to lose them. Is there anyway to get XP to recognize the drive without reformatting it?