Then I went the second part of the plan and installed Windows 2000 on top of that. No apparent hitches, I've gots me a brand new computer.
That's where the good news ends.
See, before all this fiasco started, I had an HP 6635 with two hard drives in my possession (10 GB C: and 40 GB D:), Windows 2000 OS. When I installed Win98, I understood that the NTFS file format would give me troubles and I likely wouldn't be able to access my D: drive. I wasn't. No worries. I've got the lot backed up as it is.
Then I installed the Win2000, and now I seem to have FOUR hard drives: C:, D:, E:, and F:. C: and F: are 2 GB and seem to hold program files and the OS (both of them), E: is 10 GB and holds more program files, and D: is completely inaccessible.
I know I had to create a partition when I installed Win98, but I didn't touch my original D: drive to reformat it, and Win2000 is NTFS, so I was under the impression that it would be accessible. I have no real problem if the content of the hard drive is lost, but I would dearly like my full 50 GB of space back.
Any advice? Help?