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Old 06-01-03, 02:16 AM
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Help! Need to find boot disk/program to transfer Fat32 files to Ntsf hard drive

My computer is bunk right now. So I'm hoping some of you night owls can point me in the right direction. I found a program that can copy and transfer files from a ntsf hard drive to a fat32 hard drive. Thing is, I need to reformat the fat32 hard drive and can't get windows up and running. So what can I use to boot up and copy the files over to the 2nd hard drive. Any help would be most appreciated. I'm desperate. Thanks.
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Old 06-01-03, 02:39 AM
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Please if anyone has any suggestions they would be most appreciated. I've been pulling my hair out for hours trying to figure this out.
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Old 06-01-03, 07:39 AM
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Just boot with winxp. It recognizes fat32, ntfs4 and ntfs5.
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Old 06-01-03, 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by al_bundy
Just boot with winxp. It recognizes fat32, ntfs4 and ntfs5.
That would work if he could boot into windows.

I'm not sure, but if you're using Windows XP i think the Recovery Console might be able to read the NTFS drive. Boot up with the XP cd and there should be an option to hit R to enter the recovery console, which brings you to a DOS like command prompt. Might be able to salvage stuff from there.
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Old 06-01-03, 11:53 AM
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If you just need to copy from an NTFS partition/drive to a FAT32 partition/drive from DOS, then NTFS reader for DOS should work.

Sysinternals may also have some utilities to help you out.
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Old 06-01-03, 03:20 PM
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I have Ntfs reader for dos. But that will only allow me to copy from the ntfs drive to the fat32. I need to go the other way around. The only recovery disc I have will wipe my hard disk, so I need another option. So basically...I need something like Ntfs reader...but let's me copy from the fat32 to the ntfs drive, not vica versa.
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Old 06-01-03, 03:32 PM
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You will need NTFS Professional or ERD Commander. Since they are very expensive, you might as well install W2K/XP in a new folder/hard drive. Then, boot into the new OS and you can copy/backup everything.
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Old 06-01-03, 04:11 PM
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So basically...I need something like Ntfs reader...but let's me copy from the fat32 to the ntfs drive, not vica versa
Zuffy is right as far as NTFS DOS Pro or ERD Commander being the only way to accomplish this. I don't think the Linux NTFS drivers will reliably support writing yet.

So you cannot even bring XP up in Safe Mode?
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Old 06-02-03, 09:00 PM
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dude. just give it up. say good bye to your pr0n.
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