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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by /\/\r.Abdul, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. /\/\r.Abdul

    /\/\r.Abdul Thread Starter

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    I recently bought a new western digital 80GB 7200rpm ATA100 8MB WD800JB its install windows picks it up so does bios. but it has no drive letter can someone help me and fast because i really need it i only 500meg left on my origanal drive.

    i am using windows ME
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    You need to run FDISK to allocate partitions on it, and then FORMAT it.
     
  3. /\/\r.Abdul

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    um my 31/2 flopy drive aint working is there any way around this
     
  4. flash777

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    do you have one from another comp you could throw in?
    can you boot to dos promt with os disk?
    do you have a different os?
    i've heard bad things about windows me.
    is the hd set a slave? if so and you have a os on the other hd you could use a partitioning tool to format the other drive. like partition magic 8.

    http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    Try it from the Command Prompt in ME
     
  6. /\/\r.Abdul

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    i got fdisk working threw cpmmand prompt is there any risk doing that and can u give me a guide to do it threw fdisk or a link to learn how to do it.
     
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    i wasnt able to read that the writing was kinda undistigishuable so i just went to create a dos partition and there was only the C: which i wanna keep
     
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