Have rebuilt an old Win98SE PC for the children and was doing a scandisk/defrag and came across the message: Drive D is using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system. I think Maxtor's MaxBlast was installed on one of the drives in use hence this message.
I have tried to access drive D but can't. Is there a way to tell what partitions exist in the system and what they consist of in Win98SE? I know I could do so using the fdsik command via a boot-disk. Trouble is the floppy drive is kaput so I can't use the drive. What other tools come with 98Se that can enable this or does it come down to using 3rd party software?
Could you restart in MS-DSO mode and then go throught the C:\ to C: prompt the DIR, D:\ to D: prompt then DIR etc? Form memory this, somewhat laborious method should let you check what partitions you have. Also, if you get into cmos, can you change your HDD settings to auto and force it to show?
Drive C details: Status = A, Type= PRI DOS, Mbytes = 1034, System = FAT16, Usage = 100%
Drive D details: Status = <blank>, Type = PRI DOS, Mbytes = 504, System = FAT16, Usage 49%
Drive D is a partition of sorts but not accessible in Windows. Under Windows it shows as having 0 bytes.
Drive E exists in Windows as a 1GB local disk but does not show up under FDISK??!!!
What's going on here? Shouldn't I see all available partitions and their types using FDISK? If so then is it possible that drive D is actually drive E and that somehow the naming of drives has gone wrong?