First post, by serialShinobi
I think my newer windows 11 machine is unable to recognize the partition on an IDE hard disk I formatted with Windows 95, on a machine that's over 20 years old. It had EIDE and the disk was IDE. I used "format c: /s". Then after I got it formatted and bootable my older machine had succumbed to some unrelated problem. Now, over a USB/IDE interface in Windows 11 CMD I can't access the disk nor use disk part "create primary partition". Even if I boot to active@ windows PE I can't access it. The disk comes up uninitialized.
Can I use disk cloning to solve my problem? Correct me if I'm overlooking something but it seems like windows 11 has stopped at a partition made by hardware of the 90's - supposed to be backwards compatible but apparently FAT32 has changed. Could I just image my older IDE FAT32 disk with a compatible partition; like a FAT 32 made by windows Vista and later and regain access? The machine I performed the format from Windows 95 boot floppy is unavailable, possibly has died.