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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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.
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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.