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Windows did not assign a drive letter to slave hd

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

slave hd not shown in computer. When I go to my device manager, it shows up there, and it says that the device is working properly. What I noticed, though, is that in the device manager, the slave hd has not been assigned a drive letter. the text field where to enter drive letter: grayed out. starting and ending drive letter, also grayed out. gparted sees the drive. it says 'unallocated'. I don't try to format using gparted because windows 98 doesn't like the format, even in fat32, 98 wouldn't install on master hd. I formatted master hd using the 98 setup disc instead. but I cannot tell 98 to format the slave hd for use. I assumed it would automatically ask.  how do I remedy this and get 98 to see, format, assign drive letter, & use my 15 gb slave?

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

Because I boot my Acronis True Image/Disk Director CD/DVD and can prep a harddrive, set up volumes [partitions], format as FAT32, or NTFS if beyond W98SE, assign drive letters -- that means any number of 3rd party partition managers, free and fee, can do likewise.  You're going to need to boot a 3rd party harddrive/partition manager. :)

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