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Added second hdd but cant see it in my computer


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ok it still is only seeing my C drive

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hehe...that's not a good thing.....

ok....let's make this stubborn drive the only one in the computer....take out your good one (i suggest taking it all the way out..just for safety and to eliminate confusion)....and repeat this process
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ok i have the master hdd out of the loop and ran fdisk and it reads this

Partition Statas Type Volumne label Mbytes system usage
1 A NTFS 9656 100%

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4. Press 1 to select the Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive menu option, and then press ENTER.
5. Press 1 to select the Create Primary DOS Partition menu option, and then press ENTER.
6. After you press ENTER, you receive the following message:
Do you wish to use the maximum available size for primary DOS partition?
After you receive this message, use one of the following methods, depending on the file system that you selected.
For a FAT32 File System
a. If you press Y for the FAT32 file system (in step 2) and you want all of the space on the hard disk to be assigned to drive C, press Y, and then press ENTER.
b. Press ESC, and then press ESC to quit the Fdisk tool and return to a command prompt.
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ok now i have 2 partitios, the 1st one is the ntfs hdd that is the one i want to be a slavbe and wasnt recognized

the second says C: 2 A PRI DOS 15 Unknown %

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Edited by fixit5561, 16 December 2005 - 04:19 PM.

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rats...we did something wrong..we werent wanting to have two partitions....

let's start over on that one...choose the option to delete a dos partition...and choose whichever partitions are available....
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ok i have only 1 drive when i check the partition it is still my c drive (master) I do have a d: drive in My computer now. look below at what i tried ad what the results were.

Edited by fixit5561, 16 December 2005 - 10:44 PM.

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ok now i got a warning that no partitions were active. and said that the one partition would not start if it wasnt made active, so i made it active.

Edited by fixit5561, 16 December 2005 - 10:50 PM.

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ithat didnt fix it, i plugged both master and slave in and the slave is still not showing when i run fdisk through windows

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ok now that i did all that.....

Now i see a D: drive in *My Computer* but the slave drive still doesnt show up when i perfom fdisk

So i reformatted the D: drive and now it only says that the D: drive has 14.7mb of pace available. the way i reformatted that D: drive is i right clicked on it in my computer and then clicked on format and full and it came up with only 14.7mb of space.

I dont think that D: drive that just showed up in My Computer is the slave drive because the slave drive i have is a 10 gig drive.

And what is that D: drive? Is it part of my master that is now showing as a second drive?

So now what im lost?
Thanks
Brian

Edited by fixit5561, 16 December 2005 - 10:53 PM.

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ok..this may or m ay not work in 98 but et's give it a try....do start > run > diskmgmt.msc
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that didnt work , a window came up and said that it wasnt available.
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ok....what i'm trying to get you to is disk management...and unfortunately i'm not the best with 98....open up windows help and search for disk management....that should give you a link to open disk management...or at least a method of getting into it...once you get that opened let me know what you see
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i did a search and it came up with nothing under disk manager or disk mangement
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grr....let me search
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