I have been trying to recover data from a laptop(Time Computer} hard drive after the OS(XP) became corrupted and will not open. The restore disks will wipe all the data so I have connected the HD to my mates Desk top. The system said it had recognised the Hard drive and shows in "System Information" in Norton Utilities, but it will not show in Windows Explorer where I was hopeing to transfer the files. I have set "show all hidden Files" but it still isn't showing?? Could this be a bloke put in by the manufacturers? Anybody got any ideas? Next question would be does anybody know where the best place to get Laptop harddisks.
If you have Windows XP, you have one of two different file systems. A file system is a sorting method for computer files on a computer's hard drive.
Under Windows XP there are two possibles. NTFS and FAT32. NTFS is a system from the old Windows NT (and Windows 2000) operating system which was Micosoft's old Windows for business line.
FAT32 was used on Windows Me and 98 was an evolution of the FAT system used on Windows 95.
To figure out which one you have, double click the My Computer icon on the desktop and right click on your C drive and choose Properties. Look for the "File system" entry. It'll either say NTFS or FAT32.
just been on the phone and the desktop is NTFS so |I have just plugged the Laptop HD into my Win 98 Fat 32 Desktop and I have got the same readings. The disk is picked up on startup and given in Norton System info but can not be seen anywhere else? Do you think Time Comupters has put a block on it some how? I have been told the Recoverey disk they gave me will only operate on a Time HD?
Thanks for those I will try in the morning. It is connected to the PC by a lead for the job from maplins. I have connected the lead the wrong way round before I eventually got it right but as I said it was picked up at boot up. It is frustrating but as usual with a little help from our friends we learn so much!