I have two hard drives: 80 GB with Windows XP installed and 20GB. I
took off my 80 GB hard drive and let only 20GB plugged in(I didn't want
to mess with my Windows XP system). I then repartitioned the 20GB hard drive and installed Windows 2003 server on it. Now I have both the drives connected. I have Hard Disk Boot Sprite enabled from the BIOS, this enables me to select the hard drive I want to boot from. Now when I boot from the 20GB hard drive containing Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition, I don't see my drives on 80GB. I was scared. I opened the Disk Management snapin and what I saw was that there are partitions but they are RAW. :eek: :eek: :eek: No FILE SYSTEM, NO DRIVE LETTER, and over the top, it shows 100% free space on the all the partitions of 80 GB drive (Though the first time the drive was connected, I could see the drive names in the drive's properties in device manager. The next time I restarted the computer, even they were gone). This was like hell. I had around 60 GB of my data on this drive. So I booted back using the 80 GB in Windows XP Professional and thank GOD, everything was right here. This surely means that the Windows 2003 server is not able to detect the file systems on the partitions of my 80 GB drive, where as both drive's partitions are accessible normally when using the Windows XP Pro. This has come as a dilema to me and I cannot even think of formatting my 80GB drive. Need everyone's help desparately .......HELLLLLPPPPPP!!!!!!!!! Please see the attached pic (NoDriveLetters.jpg) to see how it appears in the disk management console.
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For a start you have authentication (security) problems accessing root drives from another operating system. Secondly, unless you did the magic, your gonna have conflicting drive letters from the two systems, (two c:\ and two d:\ ?).
It is possible, but the fact that you used Boot Sprite has …
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Did you format all the data partitions on the 80GB drive as NTFS? If so, those partitions use the security of the Windows XP system which is why they appear as RAW to Server 2003. You should always use FAT32 partitions to share data between different installations of Windows (for …
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I am pursuing MCSE 2003 and hence, I have a Windows 2003 Evaluation Edition. So I could afford to put it on a second hard drive.
lol, thought you had nicked it, apologies, and good luck with MCSE.
General basic security, is set on drive permissions with any drive, …
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