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How to fdisk a new dr connect as slave?

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July 22, 2004 1:06:08 PM

How do I fdisk and format a new drive connected as a slave? winxp won't see the drive if it is not fdisk yet, and I don't want to disconnect the old drive, connect the new one only then load xp setup in it, then fdisk, What is any other way to do this? Thanks.

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July 22, 2004 4:02:45 PM

You can get a WIN98SE bootdosk from <A HREF="http://www.bootdisk.com" target="_new">here</A> and use the FDISK feature on it. Just make sure you get the disk with the updated version of FDISK for large HDDs. There should be a selection to change current drives. Just make sure you select the new slave drive, and proceed as usual.

Spec:
Intel P4 2.4B
MSI 645E Max-U Mobo
1GB DDR333
R9600XT 128MB
SB Live 5.1
WD 60GB
Maxtor 120GB
LG DVD+-R/RW
WIN2K PRO SP4
July 22, 2004 4:20:00 PM

XP will see it just fine without a partition. Right click my computer, and choose Manage(or management, or something, can't remember, don't have XP here at work). Go to disk management. Find the drive, and initilize and partition it.
July 22, 2004 5:08:32 PM

I will try it tonight, thanks.
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