reformatting 98se hd in xp home pc

  brigtoo 09:48 26 Nov 2004

my pc is xp home, sata striped hds labeled "c" (ntfs).
i need to reformat an ide hd with 98se (fat32), partitioned as "c" and "d" already on it.
can i install it in my pc as a slave ide hd, even with the 98se and "c" partition on it, and reformat it without any problems? has it to be done in safe mode?

  Diodorus Siculus 11:09 26 Nov 2004

Put it in as slave and then go into disk management; from there you can format as required.

To get to disk management, right click on "my computer" and choose manage, then disk management.

  Graham ® 11:24 26 Nov 2004

There's a deafening silence on this one!

I think the 98 drive would simply become drive D on the XP machine, and you could format and fdisk as any other slave drive.

Not sure whether you could do this in safe mode, but I don't think it would be necessary anyway.

  Graham ® 11:32 26 Nov 2004

Must remember to refresh after the postman's been!

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