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HvyFuel

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Hi all. I've just installed 98se on a new puter that had xp. Told it to delete partitions during install but it's only using 2gig of the 80gig available, so I'm guessing the original partition's still there. Can someone give me a quick run through on the dos commands to wipe the drive completely and reformat with fat32 please?

plus, I've installed my old 10gig drive as a slave and am hoping to keep the contents intact. Guidance on making bios recognise it without formatting it please?

I had a reasonably knowledge of dos once but i think my connections have come loose over time ;)

All :tazz: greatly appreciated.

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Quick trip into fdisk sorted my partition problems, delete old, create new. So now I've got 76.6gig recognised by 98se, which I'm happy with. All I need to do now is get it recognise the second hd.

The dvd is set as primary master atm with the current c as primary slave. So can someone confirm for me... if I put the current and new HDs on the same ide cable, current as master, and put another cable in for the dvd as secondary master, am I missing anything?

Any hints appreciated.
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Done successfully. Both drives now running together.
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