Win 98se boot up problem
Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:22 AM
Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:48 AM
Welcome to G2G
It sounds like your 38gig drive might be getting full.
Having the 8gig puts you in the best place(in my opion).
I would set the drive on the 8 gig to be a master with a slave, Then set the 38gig as a slave. You do this via jumper settings. If you do not know how to do this then give me the make and model of both drives.
This will allow you to have just windows on the 8gig and all your data on the 32gig. We would then just remove the windows install of the 38gig once everything is up and running.
The benefit of this is that if you get any windows problems or virus then your data should remain safe on the other disc.
The only snag with this is you have to have your original programs to reload(office etc) as they are in the old windows setup. If you do have the programs then I would advise this as the best option
Edited by peterm, 25 October 2007 - 01:50 AM.
Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:14 AM
8 gig info is Seagate U4 model st38421A(this 8 gig came from another hp)
38 gig(shows on it 40 but only comes up as 38) western digital wd400, model wd400eb-oocpfo, hope this helps, (both drives show the jumper settings on them) the 40 shows single or master with nothing clipped in, then master with slave present,, then slave is second slot from right,, also says a j8 jumper setting wich is the far right wich im not sure what it is for i didnt see this on the 8 gig,,,,,just checked the 8, nope, well hope this helps, i try lay out all the info so that hopefully saves some question and answer time, thankyou once again
Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:19 AM
Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:38 AM
i plugged 2 clips on the 2 left pin sets on the 8 gig,for master with a non-ata slave then thn plugged the 38 gig in as slave wich is the second right clip not sure if i was suppose to use j8 jumper setting but the 8 gig will boot up with the 38 gig plugged in but in my computer it doesnt show the 38 gig present,, but i restarted and went to bios setup utility and it shows the primary master as the 8 gig and the 38 gig as the primary slave, i was hopin i was able to boot up and then access files, i should have known that is not the case just yet
Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:18 PM
and 38gig as slave
Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:54 PM
Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:00 AM
Is your cd drive showing up as D drive?
if your cd is showing as D go to the dos prompt type in E: enter does it then show a prompt for E if yes
dir enter what happens.
If it is showing up as a slave in the bios then it should show as a drive in my computer - Lets see what dos shows us.
If all else fails
Reinstall 98 and keep data
Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:41 AM
Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:27 PM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 01:24 PM
If you can see the files then make a folder on the xp and move files off the 98
If you can't see the files then put the 38 back in your machine as a master and follow the steps I gave a link to in
Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:49 AM
Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:53 AM
Step 1)Set the jumper onn the 8 gig drive to be Master with slave.
Step 2) Set the Jumper on the 40gig as slave.
Step3) Check the bios is set to auto detect both drives.
Step 4) Start the computer and check in my computer do you now see both drives(since the reformat)
Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:26 AM
Posted 01 November 2007 - 01:22 AM
We want the 8gig Drive to Be the MASTER and the 40gig Drive to Be Slave
Please Make the Jumper setting on the 8gig MASTER and the 40gig SLAVE
This is the best way for your computer
We want the 8gig to have windows on it NOT the 40gig
The 40gig will hold the photos, documents and other stuff
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