two active hdds

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tjmoes

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

tjmoes

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Icant run norton diskdoctor so tried mbrwizaRD AND IT SHOWED THE ACTIVE HDS e: AND c:
 
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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--->

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.
 

JohnWill

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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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