Multiple hard drives
Posted on 1998-12-30
I’ve just bought a new Win95 based PC. As well as the hard drive that came with the machine, I have installed another hard drive that I had previously connected to an old 486 running WFW 3.11. This second drive was divided into 4 partitions which were known as D:, E:, F:, and G: on the old machine.
I set the CMOS to auto detect the old drive once I had installed it on the new machine. It did this successfully. When windows came up, it recognised the following drives.
C: - hard drive that came with new machine.
D: - 1st partition of old drive.
E: - CD ROM drive.
F: - 3rd partition of old drive.
G:- 4th partition of old drive.
No sign of the second partition of the old drive.
I used the settings in Control Panel to reassign the drive letter of the CD ROM drive to R: and rebooted the machine.
This time it has come up with drives C:, D:, E:, F:, and R:. This time I have lost the 4th partition of the old drive. I tried playing around with the drive letters in Control Panel but the options are greyed out.
How can I get WIN98 to recognise the four partitions on the old drive?