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hi, i have just installed another hard drive, this one has been set as a slave, i entered setup and set it up, however i have ended up with 4 new drives, in other words the new drive is split into 4 new drives d,e,f,and g what has gone wrong???
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by:sorgie
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What size is the drive?
What O/S are you using? Remember some versions of Win95 won't recognize drives larger then 2.1. Also older Bios won't recognize drives larger then 8.4.

Did you fdisk this drive?
Did you set any partitons?
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The new drive probably has defined 4 partitions.
This you can do:

Start a DOS box
Start FDISK.EXE (in c:\windows\command)
When the compuer aks to use support for large drives, choose Y.

Select the drive (menu 5) and select disk nr 2.

Choose menu 3 (delete partitions)
Delete all logical drives in the extended partition, and then delete the extended partition itself.

Choose 1 (create partition) and create a new primary partition.
The computer asks for the partition to be maximum size (whole drive) choose Y.
Exit FDISK, Close Windows and reboot.

After rebooting, you can format the new drive as 1 drive.

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by:dipak030700
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the new drive is a maxtor 6gb the old one is a fujitsu 6gb the os is windows 98 what is fdisk and no i did not set partitions.
all i did was install the drive and enter set up and selected auto detect for ide
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by:sorgie
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If you don"t know fdisk that is why you are have a problem.
Fdisk sets the active partion for bootup and configures the whole drive as one partition C

The directions above are close enough you shouldn't have a problem after that
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if it is secondary you don't need an active one for bootup
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all fixed thanks for your help!!
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