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Hard Drive Letter Assignment

I have just installed an IDE slave 7.x Gig Quantum Fireball series 3.5 HD in a Win 98 computer.
The BIOS recognizes it on start up, and reports the two HDs (the original, and the new).
In Win98, the system properties report it's existance with an entry under Disk Drives, yet nothing concerning this drive shows up in My Computer.
Under the System Properties..Properties for this drive, the currently assigned letter is blanked out, and I cannot reserve letters for the drive unless I mark it as a removable drive, which it is clearly not. Any ideas?
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tobys
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tobys
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esr0kCommented:
Run FDISK in a DOS window.
Say yes to large disk support. (above 2.4gig)
Select option 5 "change current fixed disk drive"
Select drive two (should say %0)
Now if this is going to be the D:\  select option 1
then option 2 to create extended dos partition.
Then create a logical dos drive in the extended partition.
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Reboot and format the drive in my computer!
Thats it.

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tobysAuthor Commented:
Thanks. The bastards I'd bought it from had told me that they had formatted it, so I wasn't expecting to have to do that.
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