Here's my current relevant specs:
40GB disk, split into 2x20GB drives (1xPrimary, 1xLogical in Extended), both on FAT32 - Windows ME on one drive (C:) and Windows XP on the other (E:)
250GB disk, split into 3x83GB drives (1xPrimary, 2xLogical in Extended), all on FAT32 (D:, F:, and G:)
Here's the situation:
Windows ME can detect, read and write to all drives, but Windows XP can't see drive G: at all. If I look in Disk Management in XP it claims that the space where drive G: is supposed to be is free space, and it allows me to create a partition. Trouble is, Windows ME can't see that partition. I've tried unpartitioning and repartitioning things every way I can think of, but nothing seems to work. It seems like Windows XP refuses to see more than one logical drive, if it was made with FDisk. And it seems that Windows ME can't see any partition made with XP (even unformatted).
Why don't I just do the whole thing in XP (you might be asking)? Well, because I need these drives on FAT32, and XP allows a maximum drive size on 32GB when formatting to FAT32 (though it's perfectly capable of reading and writing to volumes up to 124GB on FAT32). Microsoft claim that this limitation is "due to design" which in other words is "we screwed it up".
Has anyone had this problem? Would a program like Partition Magic solve this?
Thanks in advance,