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Formatting an external drive using different interfaces


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It still seems to me like an issue with access to the target.

 

The NTFS partition should start on sector 65536 (on a 512 bytes/sector) so you can try using the PhysicalDrive as target.

Since 65535*512=33554432 that would be:

dsfi \\.\Physicaldrive1 33554432 4096 as512NTFS.bss

 

As a side note, do you have on both the machines a XP installed?

I.e. can you try the switcher.cmd "as is" on a XP OS? (just to make sure that there is not *something* else besides this kind of "protection" on Windows 8.x)

 

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It still seems to me like an issue with access to the target.

 

dubbio.gif Like, say, an active antivirus protecting all bootsectors? :unsure:



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Tried again in XP.

Same result -

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\XP User Files\Dave>i:

I:\>switcher
"DUAL" disk found as \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE5

OK, NTFS volume is mounted to drive J:
and it uses a 512 bytes/sector interface

Current NTFS bootsector is NOT the 512 bytes/sector one.

Do you want to switch to the 512 bootsector? [Y/N]y
If you are on Vista or later you may need to authorize the copy (UAC prompt).
OK, written 4096 bytes at offset 0
Press any key to continue . . .

I:\>

Drive J: still reporting unformatted, and the same layout in Disk Management.


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Any update @jaclaz, or are you still waiting for more input from me?

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