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Cannot see HDD after Windows 98 reinstall

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dosdummy, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. dosdummy

    dosdummy Thread Starter

    Sep 13, 2004
    Hello All
    I have an older Celeron 466 running Win98 with 2 hard drives - Primary Master is a Maxtor 10.8GB and Primary Slave is a Seagate 20GB (partitioned into D, E, & F - the CD drive is, or was, G). I recently had to reinstall Win98SE from the original disk, and now cannot see my second drive. Both HD's are there in the BIOS, but the 2nd HD is not there in My Computer or Explorer. I tried running Seagate Disk Wizard, but it requires a format and re-partition during the install process, and I don't want to do this as I will lose all info on the drive.
    If I run Seagates DDLOADER.BIN from A: and then continue to boot normally, all is well and I can use everything as I used to. I tried running this file from Autoexec.bat and from Config.sys but no joy.
    Can anyone tell me how to get this file to load from the C: drive, or any other way to make this drive readable without having to format it?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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