Is NTFS compatible between Win7 and NT 4.0?
I removed a hard drive from an NT 4.0 machine and installed it on a Win7 machine (slave drive, not the boot drive). Everything appeared normal. I could list and access files, folders, etc. I then created a file on the drive. Again, everything looked normal. But when I put the drive back into the NT computer the drive was not even recognized. Dr. Watson said the device was inaccessible or something.
I did the same thing with a bootable drive. Again I removed the drive from the NT machine and installed it on a Win7 machine, then copied a file onto the drive. Everything looked fine on Win7. But when the drive was returned to the NT machine all it would do is core dump.
Is this normal? Did NTFS change over the years?
I won't go into why I need to do this but if anyone is curious I'd be happy to explain.