I have a disk composed of a single partition. It is formatted in ntfs and has files in it. Linux reads them fine, and is able to write on it too. So the disk is fine, and it doesn't show any smart errors.
However I'm not able to read its contents with windows xp. It just asks me to format the disk. So I said fine, I will copy the contents with linux, since I can read them, and that way I'll just ask to format just as it wants me to. So I did that.
The problem is that I tried to format just now, and whether or not I select 'quick format', they both fail to format the disk.
The exact errors are: (when I click on it): 'this disk is not formatted. Would you like to format it now?'. And if I say yes, and start formatting it (whether from here or from the disk managing tool), it says 'windows could not do the formatting'.
What can I do ? I never had this problem with xp before.