I actually am a professional. I worked as a computer repair technician. I build high end gaming and media systems. This is actually a personal build though.
I don't want to reformat these drives. They have terabytes of info on them, and not going to buy another to back them up. They also serve as full backup drives for my os as well, I can drive select which system to boot on. (I was thinking this might also be part of the issue)
Yes it's running 64 bit sp2.
I suppose that is one potential fix, to just buy a bigger drive, and copy all the info on them onto a new drive, and then reformat them under xp. It's strange I would have to go to this method and there isn't a os fix for this though. I would also have to wipe the os backup I have on that drive, which sucks.
Part of the deal is that I want these drives to be hot swappable between my xp and win7 machines, but it looks like it only works one way, from xp to win7, so a bit strange and disappointing.
It's strange that I haven't found much info on this, I can't believe I'm the only one to have run into this problem.
I managed to pull some drives from an older xp system and put them on this one so I have some space for now, but next time I'll know to use xp to format data drives from now on. lol
Interesting thread here: My link
Someone there confirms that win7 ntfs is slightly different than xp ntfs, and xp can't see win7 ntfs...wtf.
Here's another discussion, lot of myth and redirection about this. Interesting some say there's almost no difference, and I shouldn't have a problem.http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/1249-63-ntfs-win7-windows
Edited by chimera15, 24 August 2011 - 11:40 AM.