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When I installed a second hard drive in a computer dual booting 95/NT only one operating system recognizes the hard drive. why? What can I do to fix?

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Hard drive not recognized

Hi!

Upgrade windows 95, get latest service pack for windows 95.

You might need to upgrade to windows 98 cause windows 95 have issues with disks larger than 8Gb.

/Hasse

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to Hard drive not recognized

Which OS sees the new drive? It will need to be Fat16 if you want to access it from both OS's. If it is Fat32 or NTFS, you will need to Fdisk and make sure NOT to use Fat32 or NTFS

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by dmiles In reply to Hard drive not recognized

Detemine what version of Win95 you have,double click on System in the control panel,the general tab will give you the info.this will determine if the bios needs to be updated to support two hard drives.Open the CMOS Control Panel at start up,check the IDE drive column in the right pane,does both show up.
Make sure the jumper settings are correct,check the manual to see if jumpers have to set identify both drives.
Secondly nt will not recognize hard drive if file system is NTFS and the same will apply for WIN95,if you are not concerned with security,refomat the drive in a dual boot with fat partition and then convert to fat16 after install.

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by Slogmeister In reply to Hard drive not recognized

Answer #2 is probably right. Read it carefully. If Windows 95 is recognizing it, you may have it formatted as FAT32, which NT 4.0 under SP4 won't read. If NT sees it, you may have it formatted as NTFS, which nothing will see except NT. I recommend booting to dos, making a 2GB partition using FDISK (You can use "Command Prompt Only" mode in Win95 to do that). If FDISK asks if you want to enable large disk support, say NO! Make a partition, and find out who sees it. Both should. At that point, you could update Win95 to support FAT32, and update NTFS to SP6a. Then, youcan FDISK the drive in Win95dos, ENABLING LARGE DISK SUPPORT, and then you will get the whole drive and everybody will be able to see it.
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by Rudolph(UK) In reply to Hard drive not recognized

May be you need to check the BIOS settings. If you have the option of enabling PnP or not, you should check if you have IRQs and other resources available for the other OS. You could also investigate what happens if you disconnect CD Drive. To help find a solution it is necessary to have more info: Is your hard disk IDE or SCSI? How large is it? Which OS does not recognize it?

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