Hi guys - really appreciate any advice you may be able to provide for this issue. Have a dual boot XP/7 setup, OSes on separate SATA HDD's. Win 7 (Ult) clean install on NTFS formatted 400GB HDD with 3 partitions (System Reserved = 1, OS = 2, Apps/Data = 3) - activated and working fine. XP, on the other NTFS formatted 400GB HDD, has a single partition, activated and working fine also. The issue arises when trying to view two partitions in Win 7 from XP. In Disk Management (XP), the partitions where the Win 7 OS and Apps/Data are located (drives G and H) are RAW format (and cannot be accessed/contents displayed) but the System Reserved (drive F) is NTFS format. As mentioned, the Win 7 HDD was formatted in NTFS (not using the "Quick" method) and is correctly displayed as NTFS in Win 7's Disk Management console. Please note that there is no problem viewing the contents/drive/partition info of XP from Win 7. Is there a way (easy or convoluted) to get XP to view ALL the Win 7 partitions as NTFS? Can anybody explain why XP can see the Win 7 System Reserved partition as NTFS and the other two as RAW? Is it to do with permissions? Have tried Googling (interestingly there are many instances where this has occurred to others but no solution appears to rectify this problem) so thought I would throw it your way and see if any of you talented techs can offer any suggestions. Appreciate your time and efforts and for providing such a wonderful forum.