For your first question, we'll need to know the make &model of your motherboard.
You second question is easier. In Windows XP & 2000, right-click on My Computer
, and click on Manage
from the menu. In the left-hand pane of the window that appears, click on Disk Management
. This will diplay a representation of all your disk drives. Select the drive you wish to use (note: do not touch the drive marked as "(System)"):
The drive may need to be initialized, in which case right-click on the drive and click Initialize
Now you must Partition
the drive. Right-click on the drive in question and select New Partition
to launch the partition wizard. It will ask you how much of the hard drive's space you want to allocate for the new partition. If you choose not to use the full capacity of the drive for this partition, you can create other partitons later on with the remaining space. For now, with only a 2GB drive, just use the max. You'll be asked to assign this new drive a drive letter, assign it the letter you wish (that hasn't been taken by an existing drive). In the next step, the wizard will ask you to format the drive. You should leave the settings as they are (you can change the Volume Label if you like) and press next. Windows will now format your new drive under the assisgned drive letter.
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 07 February 2007 - 07:05 PM.