I have an hdd rescued from another system (which was shot) which has an Active FAT32 partition containing data I need! How can I access the data on my other PC?
Posted on 2006-03-25
Well, as always the question is right there in the Title!
I’ve tried adding the old hdd as a slave drive to see if I could just copy the data over, perhaps using DriveImage XML if I had to for some reason.
Alas, it was not to be… The funny thing is that when I loaded Computer Management and went to Disk Management, the computer seemed to recognize the disk drive even to the extent of knowing it was Active e.t.c.
Unfortunately the only action I could perform on it when it was highlighted was to reformat it. Of course that was of no use to me!
I then looked under Device Manager and sure enough, the Maxtor hdd was showing. However, no Drive Path Letter was assigned to it, and under My Computer I couldn’t see the drive.
Is there any way I can retrieve this data!?