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two active hdds

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tjmoes, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. tjmoes

    tjmoes Thread Starter

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    I just noticed that i have two hds that have active partitions how do i deactivate the one hd and not lose all thats in there
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Where did you see this information and why do you want to change your setup?
     
  3. tjmoes

    tjmoes Thread Starter

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    Icant run norton diskdoctor so tried mbrwizaRD AND IT SHOWED THE ACTIVE HDS e: AND c:
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Well, you can download this fdisk, put it on a 98 startup floppy, boot from the floppy, and use:

    fdisk /deactivate
    option (see instructions)

    http://ffdisk.webaps.de/fdisk121.zip
    Startup floppy--->[​IMG]

    Or just use the old and very limited MS fdisk that is already on the startup disk. You'll see the option to make a partition active.

    But I really doubt this is why your app doesn't work.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    OTOH, since it's not causing you any problem, why do you want to do anything with it? I routinely have a second active disk plugged into one of my drive drawers, it causes no issues, and there's no reason to fix something that isn't broken.
     
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