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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 9878445 In reply to Hard drive not recognized

What is the service pack on NT? Are we talking about Windows NT server 4 or Workstation 4 or are you running NT 3.51 The latest service apck for NT is service pack 6a I recommend that you obtain and install the latest service pack for windows NT. Ifyou are using FAT32 for Windows 95 OSR2 commonly called Windows 95b and a drive larger than a 8GB you will need at least Service pack 4 on your Windows NT4 installation. My question is How do you have them dual booting? Do you have windows NT on thesmae partition as Windows95 or are they seperate partitions? How did you initalize the drive? Did you go to dos and make a partition on the new drive? Did you use fat 32 did you format it in dos? You cannot use the disk administrator in windows NT to make a disk in FAT32 you will have to use fat16 which has a limitation of 2.1GB or you can format the drive in NTFS in which case your Windows 95 installation will not be able to access the NTFS volume. Also without 3 party vendor software you willnot be able to acces

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by kjh2.2 In reply to Hard drive not recognized

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by ntnetwks In reply to Hard drive not recognized

Dual booting is never a problem. There problem occurs when planning is not involved. On machines that I've installed dual booting there always seems to be a step that I forgot when it doesn't work. A list of things that I always check for are usually the basic first. Dip settings, cables, etc... Then I make sure that when I boot into NT that I didn't set any security issues on the drive. If you want to make it easier on yourself you could always use a program called System Commander whichwill allow you to put multiple OS on your machine (just make sure you have enough space). And for those who like to just jump in and install the program I suggest you read it's manual first, because when you can't get your machine to work you'll know why!!!

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by MichS In reply to Hard drive not recognized

There are a couple of questions that need to be asked first.
1.Which Operating system cannot see the hard disk
If Win95 then which version of 95 are you running!
2.What size hard disk is it?
3.How have you partitioned the hard disk And what partition size?

I don't feel that upgrading your operating system will help the situation as the problem is possibly more about filing system and operating system compatibility!

Consider the following:
FAT16
is understood by Win95; Win95(OSR2)Win98; WinNT
FAT32
is understood by Win95(osr2); Win98 only!
NTFS
is only understood by Win NT!

There are a couple of other issues such as FAT16 will only support partition sizes of up to 2GB. Where as FAT32 will support partition sizes of up to 2TB.

What utility did you use to partition the h/disk, as if you used NT Disk Administrator you may have formatted it as NTFS which would explain why one would not be able to access the h/disk from Win95.

If you are running Win95 OSR2 and you partitioned the har

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by fajarpri In reply to Hard drive not recognized

Do you know that when you install new HDD, you should set one of them as Slave.

Could it be the problem?

Ari.

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by george21 In reply to Hard drive not recognized

try the IBM disk MANAGER, and repartition all disk.

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