Suspecting that my hard disk is about to fail I have bought a new one and installed it. The bios recognises it but Windows does not, neither does ztree. Is there something else I have to do? The bios is Award.
Diodorus Siculus has hit the nail on the head. If your using w98se, boot from startup floppy, fdisk from prompt, change to your new hard drive and fdisk it - - -payp particular attention to the 'change to your new hard drive bit. Of course if your xp, I ain't got a clue though gonna have to learn as just upgraded to that.
Right click on your "My Computer" Icon and choose manage then disk management. You will now see your second drive as "Drive 1".
Right click on the right-hand side of the window of disk 1 and partition to full size or any size you wish then format from the same place. Once you right click on the drive from disk management you will have the option to follow a "Wizard" that will do it for you. j.
Thanks Djohn. Just as you said, with one exception that foxed me for a minute. After right-clicking on My "Computer" and choosing manage then disk management, the second drive came up as "Drive 1", but clicking on its right-hand did nothing until I had clicked somewhere on the left on to "Initialise" (I think it was initialise or something equivalent). It had me worried for a minute but everything worked beautifully after that.
I then used "Disk Clone" from Acronis True Image to clone the old disk to the new after which I physically removed the old drive and made the new one as master. Hey Presto! perfect first time with quick and good start-up.
The old drive is now being destroyed as it is highly suspect to say the least.
Thanks again to all you experts who help to keep things moving.
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