hard disk info



i have a 40gb hard drive in 2 partitions, i have installed a second hard drive which is from my old windows 98 computer, in computer management / disk management the drive is there but has no drive letter so i can get to the files on the disk? i cant assign a drive letter either?? what is the problem, it seems like its there and working but hidden from me..

please help


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are you trying this with an 80 line cable (ATA100+ capable) if you are then try setting the drives to cable select, dunno why but this got me out of a pickle once


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Is the drive formatted FAT (old windows 98) or FAT32 (newer windows 98) or NT file system? You can convert from FAT to FAT32 or to NTFS to match your other drives in th enew machine. Theoretically without data loss...

Did you create a partition on the drive? You have to do that for windows XP before the system can access it.


the drive was fat32 with no partitions, i turned my computer on a couple of days later and the drive was there!

Thanks 4 ur replies :)

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