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I had to reformat my drive in order to get a program to work. I reinstalled windows 98 but now I only see 2 of the 4 (2gb)drives. Before I had c,d,e, and f, with g the zip drive and h the cd.

Now c adn d, e is the zip and f the cd

Any ideas,
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  I am basing my answer on the fact that you probably reformat your C:\ drive and install Win98 (Are you over writing the old Windows?) again.

    Did you check the Device Manager whether your CDROM or Zip drive drive setting reserved the drive letters to f:\ drive only?

   Example, if the start drive letter is d:\ and the end drive letter is F:\, then  Windows 98 will fixed your CDROM drive letter as the last possible drive letter reserved, in this case, f:\ drive. Your last two hard disk is actually squeezed out.

   If this is indeed the case, then simply change the end drive letter for your CDROM drive to h:\ drive. Restart your system, and hopefully this will recover your other 2 Hard disk drive.

   If not, you may have to delete off your CDROM from the Device Manager and restart the system to re-detect everything again.

   And, if all else failed, maybe you should go and find out if your 4 Hard disk drive are actually working and recognised by the BIOS.

   Try using a boot disk to boot up and path to the different drives to see that they are working.

   That's all I could think of to help you. If nothing helps, you may have to give me more details on your system configurations.


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The info above was corrrect. However I had to run fdisk and enable large disk support, then create logical disk drives.
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