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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by collivac, Aug 4, 2004.

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  1. collivac

    collivac Thread Starter

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    :eek: Ive just installed a new Samsung H/D WITH xp/sp1 nfts and used original H/D with win 98se as slave (Maxtor)
    The problem is that xp locates the drive and asks if i want to format it as file system comes up as RAW? :confused:
    ALL jumper settings and bios detection is correct and the second drive (win 98se) Runs perfectly well on its own right with no problems?? fat 32 sys
    I would like to transfer all files over to new drive before re formating this one.

    Any Ideas to resolve this will be welcomed (y)
     
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    Hi and welcome. Per chance is there a software overlay like EZ Bios on the 98 drive?
     
  3. collivac

    collivac Thread Starter

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    Tanx
    Im unaware of any overlay How would I find that out?
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    When the 98 drive is booting up, hit the ESC key so you can see behind the scenes. You'll see something similar to hit CTRL A to boot to floppy or EZ Bios loading, etc.
     
  5. collivac

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    Hi
    Thanx again checked out the booting as you suggested "nothing to be seen there "
    also did a file search for ez bios to no avail ?
    Back to the drawing board !!!!!!!!
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    CD Burner on the machine where the 98 drive works?
     
  7. collivac

    collivac Thread Starter

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    Looks that way
    Thanks for all ur help will go out and buy a couple of stacks of cd's

    Keep up the posts
    cheers u all J
     
  8. muzz

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    Is the old HD still listed as bootable/active?
     
  9. collivac

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    Yes in fact it is actually working and Im surfing with it at the mo!
     
  10. muzz

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    I have seen troubles when the slave is listed as bootable without setting it up as a dual boot system.
    If it were me I would make it a dual boot (go to MS.com and search), or use the 98 disk alone(like now), go into FDISK and make that drive non active, then install the XP drive as master and 98 drive as slave....
    I am NOT positive that there will be no issue, but I vaguely remember running into this issue awhile back.

    GL
     
  11. saikee

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    So what was the problem then? Care to share with us?
     
  12. I Fix 4 U

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    LOL dual boot is a good idea as long as all you will be doing is bootin XP and Win98 alongside eachother and you have two harddrives. XP on one and 98 on other. Make XP harddrive the boot HD and modify XP's boot.ini to include win98. Now if you have linux or are using something like grub bootloader it will be different because XP's bootloader is very crude, also there may be some mbr conflicts but saikee and I are currently workin on any problems of that sort, 'specially bootin da stuff.
     
  13. collivac

    collivac Thread Starter

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    Thanx for all the valued replies Guy's
    Make XP harddrive the boot HD and modify XP's boot.ini to include win98?
    Any further info on that as in how and where!!
    checked the 98se drive with fdisk all ok and fdisk/mbr stated partition problem?
    Just spent most of ma valued free time backin up the important stuff to cd
    only about 6 GIG OF JUNIORS MUSIC NOW TO CONTEND WITH NOW!!!!!
    needed a break so back online
    If I could keep the data active on the old drive Would be a great asset

    Again this is the best resposive forum Ive been to to date
    Keep it up Guy's +Gal's
    As they say in Welsh Wales Da Yawn
     
  14. I Fix 4 U

    I Fix 4 U

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    Before you freak out-i dont want that to happen- whats you current status. I would wish to know which operating systems (e.g. windows) you currently have installed. Then tell me where you keep those operating systems (e.g. your first harddrive, second, etc) This will help me help you.
     
  15. collivac

    collivac Thread Starter

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    1st drive winxpsp1. 2nd drive win98se(also ran as main)
    Current status ran fdisk/mbr on the98se drive has put ramdrive to d: and wont load at all (as a standalone drive) have data on this drive fdisk shows 2 parts Now cannot recover ?
    Thankfully copied all main files to cd and placed in xp which I nowam using
    ??????????????????????
    cheers
     
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