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hard drive being recongized in win 98

By rbolson144 ·
I HAVE CONN A HD TO SECONDARY IDE TO TRANSFER DATA, TO PRIMARY HD.IT IS RECONGIZED IN THE BIOS UPON BOOTUP. WHEN THE OS LOADS (WIN 9 IT DOES NOT SEE THIS DRIVE.DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ANSWER WHY THE OS WILL NOT SEE THIS DRIVE? THE IDE PORT ON THE MBIS GOOD.

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by Ann777 In reply to hard drive being recongiz ...

have you formatted this drive?

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by Ann777 In reply to hard drive being recongiz ...

wait a second here, the drive has data on it that you want to move to the primary. You installed it, the bios recognizes it and Win98 does not?

Make sure all the cables and connections are correct/ secure, etc. make sure the jumper on the secondary drive is not set to master. make sure that the drive speeds are within computer and controller specs.

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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to hard drive being recongiz ...

If you are connecting this drive to the same cable as your first HD (same IDE controller), then the second drive must be set as a SLAVE in the jumpers. If this drive is by itself on the Secondary controller, than the drive needs to be set as MASTER.

ONE THING TO CONSIDER - if this second drive was ever the primary drive or the only drive or whatever, and it has a primary partition on it that is set to ACTIVE - then you will have issues and may need to FDISK that drive again. You may wantto run FDISK anyway just to see if it can see your drives. FDISK can see any attached and working drive, even if your OS cannot.

Also, if the drive speeds, etc, were incorrect, I highly doubt the BIOS would be seeing the drive.

Good Luck!
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