Win98SE Shows 2 instances of harddrive partition.
Posted on 2004-11-20
Hi all, I'm new here.
I decided to use Win98SE for gaming and WinXP for applications. I used cfdisk to create c:(98root) d:(98storage) e:(xpstorage) f:(xproot). I installed the operating systems fine but had no drivers for Win98SE so i used WinXP for a while. When i got the drivers for Win98SE i formatted d:(98storage) as fat32 from inside WinXP. I then copied the Win98SE drivers from e:(xpstorage) to d:(98storage) so i could install them. When i booted up Win98SE and opened "My Computer" it showed C:(98root) D: and E:(98storage). The weird part, both D: and E:(98storage) are the same 18.6GB partition, but E:(98storage) had the drivers i had copied over on it, but D: is empty. As far as i know i can move data onto either. WinXP still shows only one instance of the 18.6GB partition. I have tried reinstalling Win98SE with no success but did not wipe C:(98root) beforehand so as not to remove the WinXP bootloader. I have also tried removing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/enum/ to make it redetect everything but it failed also. What can i do? I'm running out of fingernail to bite and i WAY don't want to reinstall WinXP + updates + firewall + .NET 2003 + Office 2003. Hey, theres probably a simple solution but buggered if i can find it.