How to access ME FAT32 HDDdata in WIN7 64bit

June 28, 2011 at 08:07:36
Specs: Windows XP
I have tried to access data on a previously used HD (SCSI) used in my Melenium Edition Windows, formated as FAT32, in my new WIN7 64bit system, the drive does not show up with a drive letter in the WIN 7 OS, but does appear in theBIOS, how do I go forward to recover the files on the ld ME FAT 32 HD?

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#1
June 28, 2011 at 09:07:18
If it was me I'd use a live Linux disk - Ubuntu or Kaspersky's Rescue Disk (based on Linux) - to access the files - less risk of Windows screwing it up completely. You need to download the iso for your chosen disk, create it using Nero or whatever, then boot from it, with your ME disk attached. You can then use Ubuntu's file manager to drag your data files off safely.

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#2
June 28, 2011 at 12:32:33
Sounds like somethings wrong with the disk or the filesystem on the old hdd. FAT32 can be read by windows7 64-bit just fine. Does it show up in disk management with an error? If so a linux live cd will definitely be the best way to get the data as it's a little better at reading damaged filesystems or failing hard disks.

It also might just be something with the scsi connection. I'd try the above before troubleshooting that.

-Brandon
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#3
June 28, 2011 at 13:35:10
Assign a drive letter. This assumes that the drive show up in disk manager.

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