I need Win ME for legacy testing but was running out of disk space.
To overcome the 137 Gb limit I installed a Sunix (Taiwan) IDE4700 Ultra ATA PCI card with ATAPI bios and connected a 250 Gb ATA disk.
With the original 80 Gb as boot disk and Master on the Primary motherboard IDE channel, the 250 Gb on the IDE4700 card, a 40 Gb as Master on the Secondary motherboard IDE channel , CD and DVD connected as Slaves on the respective motherboard IDE channels, all can be seen in `My Computer'.
The 80 Gb was then cloned to the 250 Gb disk and the BIOS set to boot first from `SCSI' (apparently
to Windows, the Ultra ATA PCI cards are SCSI-like).
It boots and runs OK, I am using it right now.
The original 80 Gb boot disk was disconnected to avoid potential problems.
However, the formatted 40 Gb ATA disk (with the Ontrack DDO) connected as master on the Secondary channel of the motherboard IDE controller, does not appear in `My Computer' and so cannot be accessed.
Device Manager displays both channels of the IDE controller and also displays the 250 Gb disk and the 40 Gb disk without indicating any problem.
`My Computer' does list as before, the CD connected as slave to the Primary IDE channel on the motherboard and the DVD connected as slave to the Secondary IDE channel on the motherboard.
Connecting the 40 Gb to the Primary IDE channel makes no difference.
The 40 Gb disk can be seen to be still OK (partitioned, formatted and with a DDO) by using the ME start-up diskette and testing it.