Adding second hard disk

  Farleyjim 19:32 12 Sep 2003

Until recently I have been using windows 98SE with two hard disks. Having hit trouble trying to install XP upgrade, I disconnected my old C drive(with 98 on it) and reformatted and successfully loaded XP on the other drive. When I reconnected the 98 disc as a slave, although my computer bios recognised both hard drives correctly, XP failed to show the second hard drive. C drive with XP is 20Gbytes and the slave is 40 Gbytes. Any ideas please?


Jim Flux

  Farleyjim 07:33 13 Sep 2003

Thank you all for the responses. Before I did anything, I copied all my files to CD. That amounted to 6CDs(mostly photographs) but I was hoping to get away with leaving them on the old hard disk(New slave) and using it as a "photograph store" but it looks as though I must reformat the old disk and have to copy them back onto it. Must I reformat the disk?
The new master(with XP) was formatted to Fat32. Does this mean that formatting the old one must be Fat 32 also? If I wanted to have a dual boot system would that change things?
Many thanks


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