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By MrWreckit ·
I replaced a hd with a larger one & put XP Pro on it. Fine so far no probs. The original hd was to be used as a slave, leaving Win 98Se on it (don't ask me, I just do as I am told!!) The bios finds the older hd fine no probs. No version of Windows will open the hd (2K Pro, XP Pro, 98, 2k server...). the jumpers are set ok (I have also tried them different). There is an icon for the hd but Win just says something along the lines that it is not formatted. If the hd is put as the only hd on a pc it boots to 98???!!!
help!!

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by TheChas In reply to Win not seeing hd

Sounds like the drive has a BIOS overlay program installed.

Western Digital drives were semi-famous for this kind of error if they were setup with EasyBIOS.

If a drive is setup with a drive / BIOS overlay program, you need to start the programbefore loading the OS inorder to access the drive.

With just the old drive installed, see what happens when you boot up with the drive manufactures utillity bootable floppy.

If you have the correct version, you may be able to remove the drive overlay program without loosing any data.

Chas

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by MrWreckit In reply to Win not seeing hd

Drive is Samsung, 40gig. When installed it was 1 partition, now there are 2. The user swears he has not changed anything??? The largest partition is 32 gig & has 98 & everything else on it. The other partition is abt 6gig & is not formatted. Could it be that as a slave other versions of win are looking at this unpartitioned space? & as a master, it boots from the 32 gig partition?? I have since found out that the user 'plays around' with the registry!!!

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by cglrcng In reply to Win not seeing hd

The Chas's answer sounds like therin lies the problem....But have you tried both drive's jumpers set to cable select? Might just try it, and will the older (Win9 drive boot if installed in the new puter on the cable alone? Try that and then load the Mobo, chipset & other necessary drivers to the Win98 disk. See if those help.

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by MrWreckit In reply to Win not seeing hd

The old drive (well - 12 months old Samsung) will start 98 & run everything fine. No combination of jumpers will let Win see it as a slave.

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by MrWreckit In reply to Win not seeing hd

now sorted. Turns out that Roxio Goback was causing the probs. Uninstalled it & now all is as it should be???!!!

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