Problem with physical2 drives in Win 98 machine.
Posted on 2004-09-28
Helping someone who has Win 98. He had it set up with a C Drive (physical) with 12GB of space. He had a D (another drive set as slave) with 30gb of space. He said all worked fine addressing these as C and D.
He asked me to come in and wipe out his C drive (of WIn 98, etc..). Thus I ran Fdisk and deleted the partition, created a new one, and installed Win 98.
When all was done D drive was missing and assigned to the fist of two CD drives.
He called me and I tried to get tighvnc to work with no avail from my PC to his (Win 2k to 98). So I too over with Netmeeting and ran Fdisk.
I set up another hard drive and extended partition (from what I recall) and it would not allocate the entire 30gb of space. Only about 12gb....this add up to 32 gb if my math is correct. Then there was a C drive (normal), a D in accessible, and an E: that said (Slave of C or something like that). CD drives were F and G as expected.
***However the question at hand is---what did I do wrong so that C can be a standalone drive as normal with 12GB of space ---AND--- D: can also be a standalone drive (slave) with full access to all the space (not just 59% of it)??