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By fredc1950 ·
If I have Windows98/se for my mane drive and I want to put in a secondary Drive in, And I think it might have windows 2000 or XP ON IT,Or it on it at one time.Will it cause a conflick with the two systems.I was told it has a nfst or something like that on it and windows98/se does'nt.Will it keep the second drive for loading up.It seems like it reconizes it but it would not give it a drive letter.I have some music on it I want to retrieve .

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by TheChas In reply to Slave Drive

Windows 98 cannot read or access ntsf partitions.

If Windows does not see a valid partition, it will not assign a drive letter.

To retrieve the files, you have 2 choices.

Make the new drive the master.
Boot from it,
Copy the files onto the W98 drive.

Use this utility with W98

Remove any spaces from the pasted link.

To use the new drive on your W98 system, you will need to run fdisk on the drive and repartitionthe drive.

If you do not have one, create a W98 startup disk from add/remove programs.

Have JUST the NEW hard drive installed.
Boot from the startupdisk.
run fdisk
delete all partitions.
create partitions as desired.


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