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I Transferred a hd into this pc from another pc. This hd is ntfs format.The second hd in this pc is the fat format. In explorer it shows the second hd as the d drive. When i click on it it says this hd is not formatted,which it is. I could access it before swapping hd's Why does it ask to format it when it has files on it and does work?


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First of all, I hope the harddisk which has the operating system on it, and which the system is booting from is NTFS formatted. Try and crosscheck this first. Then after doing this, try and assign a new drive letter to the harddrive that is showing error from the Systems Management Page.
This is how you do that : Right-Click on My Computer Icon, Go to Manage, Click on Disk Management, Then when you get to this place, You should see ALL the HardDrives installed on your system including the one singing for "format me"...lol.
Then locate and right-click on the harddrive, and select "Change Drive letter and Paths", and select any new, unique letter for your HDDrive. then click on OK.
Hope this helps.
Goodluck.
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