I'loaded XP Home on a new HDD and can't set it for FAT32. My old drive has all the data files that I want to transfer over. When I connect my old drive as slave, I can't open any files or Works documents.
as i understand it once you have converted to ntfs you cannot convert back to fat 32 without re partitioning and formatting XP may allow you to format in fat 32 if you are booting from the cdrom or the 6 floopy setup disk route but if not your only chance is as i have said above. If i understand you have your old drive setup on fat 32 which as i understand and correct me if i'm wrong anyone that you will not be able to access any information on that drive. I'm not sure if you can convert your old drive to fat32 or not maybe someone else can tell you