Running Win98se with Hyperos on 1st HD (Master) Running second HD (Slave) as non-bootable data drive.
Having installed a second HD which I formatted and partitioned using Disk Manager (supplied and recommended by Seagate) I now have problems in trying to use Partition Magic to repartition my drives. An error message says that Disk Manager is still detected on Drive 1. I have long since removed Disk Manager from my Master HD (I think, using the uninstall routine).
I understand this whole problem has been caused by Drive Overlay code written to the MBR by Disk Manager and that Disk Manager was a big mistake. Oops!
I have been advised that I have to wipe the Drive Overlay from the MBR on my HD and as I understand it, the only way to resolve this now is to completely wipe the HD (low level format).
If this is the case, I have a couple of questions:
Do I leave the Slave HD connected and reformat both at the same time? (I want to get rid of all traces of Disk Manager).
If the answer to this is yes, I thinkthat it woul dbe okay to use the Powermax.exe utility (which I last used on my Maxtor Master HD) on the Seagate slave HD as well? (Both are ATA HD's with capacities in excess of 500MB)
If anyone can shed some light on this for me I would be very grateful.
PS something else you can check also, go to explorer under the C:\root double click on Msdos.sys file and open with Notepad, look for a line to see if Disk Manager is in there you can if you like before I go to bed copy and past the file hear for me to have a look at