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Hard drive format problem

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Anonymous
June 2, 2005 8:58:02 AM

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I plugged a 160gb external hard drive into my W98 system. Using fdisk, I
created a primary DOS partition of 20gb and an extended partion with 2
logical drives, each 70gb. As expected, fdisk could not display the correct
sizes, but after running Format, each drive was available to read/write files
and Explorer showed the correct sizes. When I plugged the drive into my W2000
laptop, it recognised the 3 drives, but could only access the first one, i.e.
the primary DOS partition. If I try to access the other 2, it gives me "disk
not formatted" messages. Any ideas gratefully received.

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Anonymous
June 2, 2005 1:36:21 PM

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From: "Tony Dunmore" <Tony Dunmore@discussions.microsoft.com>

| I plugged a 160gb external hard drive into my W98 system. Using fdisk, I
| created a primary DOS partition of 20gb and an extended partion with 2
| logical drives, each 70gb. As expected, fdisk could not display the correct
| sizes, but after running Format, each drive was available to read/write files
| and Explorer showed the correct sizes. When I plugged the drive into my W2000
| laptop, it recognised the 3 drives, but could only access the first one, i.e.
| the primary DOS partition. If I try to access the other 2, it gives me "disk
| not formatted" messages. Any ideas gratefully received.

What Win2K Service Pack level. ?
--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
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Anonymous
June 2, 2005 1:36:22 PM

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W2000 SP 4 - please don't ask me what the W98 level is, as it's 50 miles away
at home!

"David H. Lipman" wrote:

> From: "Tony Dunmore" <Tony Dunmore@discussions.microsoft.com>
>
> | I plugged a 160gb external hard drive into my W98 system. Using fdisk, I
> | created a primary DOS partition of 20gb and an extended partion with 2
> | logical drives, each 70gb. As expected, fdisk could not display the correct
> | sizes, but after running Format, each drive was available to read/write files
> | and Explorer showed the correct sizes. When I plugged the drive into my W2000
> | laptop, it recognised the 3 drives, but could only access the first one, i.e.
> | the primary DOS partition. If I try to access the other 2, it gives me "disk
> | not formatted" messages. Any ideas gratefully received.
>
> What Win2K Service Pack level. ?
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>
>
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Anonymous
June 2, 2005 2:13:18 PM

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From: "Tony Dunmore" <Tony Dunmore@discussions.microsoft.com>

| W2000 SP 4 - please don't ask me what the W98 level is, as it's 50 miles away
| at home!
|

There is no Service ack level, per se, for Win9x/ME.

Please read the following...
48bit LBA in Win2K -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305098

In addition, the Win2K platform must support 48bit LBA and it may need a a BIOS upgrade to
support 48bit LBA.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
Anonymous
June 2, 2005 2:13:19 PM

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Dave, I'll check it out, many thanks for your help.

"David H. Lipman" wrote:

> From: "Tony Dunmore" <Tony Dunmore@discussions.microsoft.com>
>
> | W2000 SP 4 - please don't ask me what the W98 level is, as it's 50 miles away
> | at home!
> |
>
> There is no Service ack level, per se, for Win9x/ME.
>
> Please read the following...
> 48bit LBA in Win2K -
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305098
>
> In addition, the Win2K platform must support 48bit LBA and it may need a a BIOS upgrade to
> support 48bit LBA.
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>
>
!