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A friend of mine has a computer with windows 98. (I don't know anything about 98) He added a 60gb hard drive. There are no other drives connected (CD-rom), just floppy. When you look in my computer, it only shows the c drive, not the second. I think when I was looking at it, I saw both hard drives somewhere else, but it isn't showing up under my computer. He is unable to save anything to the second drive. Does anyone know why? Thank!
 

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Check the jumper settings on the harddrive for starters. Make sure one is set to Master, the other to Slave.

Check the cables to make sure everything is seated properly and that both have power. Make sure that the BIOS recognizes both drives properly.

The next thing to check is that both drives are partitioned and formatted before use.
 
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Look in Device Manager under Disc Drives . . if the new one shows up there, use your win98 startup dsic to partition and format
 

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From a DOS prompt under W98, type FDISK /STATUS

If the other drive is recognized at all at the hardware level, you should get it in the listing. If you see it there, you can use FDISK to partition and format it from that DOS window.
 
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