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I have a 5.1 GB Maxtor drive.  When I tried to format it into 2 partitions it would only create one so I was left with this strange f: drive which shows up in my computer but cannot be accessed.  Every time I empty the recycle bin I am asked if I want to format F:.  If I try it says it can't format it because it is either not formatted or it is damaged.  I dunno it worked fine before!  Any way I got Partition Magic, it won't run even from a boot disk because it says I have an EZ-drive.  What is an EZ-drive???  Some sort of tape drive?  System doesn't know about it.  I have a  1505 SCSI with a scanner. Epson printer, cd, 2HD, banshee, 32mb, AMD K62 333 @ 400.
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Ah, EZ-BIOS is a program that allows older computers to use new big IDE drives.  It installs itself on the hard drive somewhere in the boot sectors.  It is what is trying to manage the partitions on this drive.  When you used regular fdisk to change it, fdisk and EZBIOS got in a fight and now that's why you have a strange parition floating around.

Is your computer old enough that you have to have EZBIOS to be able to access this drive?  If not, just remove it.  You can download EZBIOS from Maxtor's website.  The setup/remove is all in the one package.  Maxtor should have instructions how exactly to remove EZBIOS or to use it to set up the new partition scheme you want.
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