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13-10-2002, 03:18 PM
Hi again,
a new problem with my new pc - I have now set up a dual boot system with Win98se and XP (thanx GP) with all partitions formatted as FAT32. I have drives partitioned and set up as follows under xp:
IDE 1 primary:
partitions C, D, E, F, G, H, and I - C: is my 98se partition, D: is XP.
IDE 1 Secondary:
Partitions J, K, L, M, N, and O
IDE 2 primary is cd-rw (Q:)
IDE 2 secondary is Zip 100 (P:).
All works well under XP but in 98se,
D: is the Zip drive, IDE 1 pri is C, E, F, G, H, I, and J, and K: is the CD-RW. Win 98 does not want to recognise the drive on IDE 1 sec at all, although it is listed in the hardware configuration. Also, the Drive letter allocation section is greyed out and can't be changed.
Has anyone any ideas on how I can
1. Get Win 98 to see the secondary drive
2. Reallocate the drive letters under 98 to match the XP setup (not really important, but would be helpful).

system: Mobo - Via P4PB 400, drives are both Seagate 80 gig 7200rpm


13-10-2002, 03:52 PM
not sure about the seeing 2nd hardrive but you can use letterr assigner to assign the letters.



13-10-2002, 04:10 PM
Thanx Tweak'e, I'll give it a shot and see what happens.

13-10-2002, 06:20 PM
Problem solved thanks tweak'e. The drive letter changer worked a treat and the problem with the second drive was that I had originally partitioned it in my old pc using Seagate's drivetools cos my old bios wouldn't see more than 30 gigs. I reloaded drivetools and repartitioned it and now all is sweet.