I have a client whose XP computer would go directly into setup. The machine has 2 IDE disks (40 and 80 GB).
I removed the disks to extract any data possible before attempting a fix. Trouble is that when I connect either disk to my PC, neither disk is recognized. So I open disk management, and immediately, it wants to initialize the disk. Not what I wanted to see.
I don't know if these are is FAT or NTFS. I assume FAT.
I have no idea what happened prior to the computer beginning to boot into setup.
Any ideas what could be wrong, and how I can access to the info to recover it?