I have just installed a new 80gig hdd (slave) to my system with the aid of seagate's diskwizard2003. In properties of the new drive, it has been set up as NTFS and is drive D. The original drive C.(master) has XP upgrade from win98se and is 20gig and formatted in fat32. will this cause problems? new hdd is not partitioned yet i dont think. have read other threads about fat32 and ntfs but don't really answer my question. four members of family use the computer for word processing, games, internet, e-mails. advice needed.
The FAT32 partition will not be able to see the NTFS partitions/disks. As you are running XP, why not convert the FAT32 to NTFS as well; it is a simple process (but ensure that you backup beforehand in case of any problems)?