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Why did partition change to MS-DOS compatibility mode?


I have a 40 gig hard drive that I partioned into two drives first problems it only shows 18.6 gig.

I had alot of files on them and then the first partion changed to ms dos compatibility mode how do I changes it back to the way it was without losing the data on it?


This question was answered on February 6, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


The MS-DOS compatibility mode happens normally when you are using dos drivers on your CD-ROM Also if you used fdisk from windows this is probably the problem For a more precise answer there needs to be more information from you.

Hope this helps, if not re-submit question.

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Posted by Lanny of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 6, 2001