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Installing Additional Harddrive

By bbcbarb5 ·
I am trying to install a second harddrive. After erasing everything that was on it and running fdisk to try to repartition it, it is not getting recognized. I am running Windows95 (no updates), and fdisk reports that the system is unknown when I create the partitions. How do I correct this, so I can get my system to recognize the drive?
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
Barbara

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by dmiles In reply to Installing Additional Har ...

After you Fdisk the hard drive,format the hard drive and reboot.
Make sure you have the hard drive designated master or slave by jumpers in the rear of the drive.
Check the Bios control panel by hitting the F8 key to insure that both drives are being recognized,under the heading IDE configuration.hope this helps

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by stuff In reply to Installing Additional Har ...

You said you were using Windows 95 (no updates) I take it you mean the first released W95 August 1995. If so, this operating system did not support FAT32, if you are using FDISK from a later versions and selecting Yes at the first screen that tells you that you are using a 'large' disk then you will be partitioning with FAT 32.
Instead select No and you will use FAT 16.

Note: FAT16 was limited to 2.1 GB, so if your new HDD is larger than this you will need more than one partition.

Hope this helps.

Chris

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by zlitocook In reply to Installing Additional Har ...

The two ansers were great but try down loading a few utilitites from the web or ask me for them, you may need a drive manager to access higher cap. drives or to add service packs, I have those too. Try adding a back up device and copy any needed files and install a newer windows version which I have at no cost to you. When you boot up go to the bios settings and see if it sees your second drive if it dose not you might need to flash your bios with an up grade to it. If it sees it and windows dont add the upgrade for windows there are two from the first version.email me if you need any other help.

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by Ramy Naguib In reply to Installing Additional Har ...

Assuming your bios can detct the drive.
Go to the manifucturer of the drive Home page on the web ,and download the the disk manager utility for this drive.
Use this disk manager utility to partition your drive (Max 2GB for each partition)and then format each partition (FAT16 only).
Hope this can help beside the great answers posted.
Have a nice day
Ramy Naguib

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