Win 98 boot Drive will not mount as secondary in a Win XP PC.
Posted on 2006-07-23
Working Win 98 SE boot drive will not appear in My Computer when mounted as secondary in a Win XP PC. Bit is it seen and working in Device Manager in the same XP PC. I tried all 4 jumper positions that were available on the back of the HD, still no dice. Control Panel/Admin tools/Disk Manager shows it as HP_PAVILION (with NO ":" at end), as FAT32, active and healthy. However, when I hilite it and right click the only options not greyed out are Delete Partition and Help. ie. Change Drive letter and all the rest ARE greyed out. This menu is essentially the same as the Action menu at the top of the Disk Manager window.
How do I get this HD to show up in My Computer??? Is the problem that the partition name is not a letter followed by a colon?
BTW, a FAT32 partition (the Recovery Partition) on the Win XP PC is seen in My Computer.