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Windows ME won't recognize slave drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mint, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    ME.
    Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.

    Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    slave.

    The second drive may have XP on it.

    Any ideas what I can do next?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Paul Randall

    Paul Randall Flightless Bird

    "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:029ef223-b608-4ff2-ab8d-8e14cd61ccad@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    >I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    > ME.
    > Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.
    >
    > Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    > slave.
    >
    > The second drive may have XP on it.
    >
    > Any ideas what I can do next?
    >
    > Thanks.


    Lets see if I'm understanding what you want. Wait -- you didn't give enough
    info. What are you trying to achieve? Boot from the 60GB drive and just
    use the 8GB drive for storage? Boot into WXP from the 8GB drive? If the
    8GB's XP was not installed while the drive was connected to this
    motherboard, the computer will probably not run properly when booted from
    that drive. Do you want to be able to dual boot, sometimes choosing WXP and
    other times choosing ME? If you go into BIOS setup while booting, do both
    drives show up?

    -Paul Randall
     
  3. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Mint wrote:
    > I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    > ME.
    > Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.
    >
    > Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    > slave.
    >
    > The second drive may have XP on it.
    >
    > Any ideas what I can do next?
    >


    The drive with XP is probably formatted NTFS. WinME can't read NTFS volumes.
    In fact, FDISK can't even detect an NTFS volume.
     
  4. On 4/14/2010 8:55 AM, HeyBub wrote:
    > Mint wrote:
    >> I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    >> ME.
    >> Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.
    >>
    >> Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    >> slave.
    >>
    >> The second drive may have XP on it.
    >>
    >> Any ideas what I can do next?
    >>

    >
    > The drive with XP is probably formatted NTFS. WinME can't read NTFS volumes.
    > In fact, FDISK can't even detect an NTFS volume.
    >
    >


    fdisk on a win98 boot disk can, it detects it as a non-fat partition.
     
  5. Ben Myers

    Ben Myers Flightless Bird

    "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:029ef223-b608-4ff2-ab8d-8e14cd61ccad@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    > I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    > ME.
    > Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.
    > Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    > slave.
    > The second drive may have XP on it.
    > Any ideas what I can do next?


    If the second drive is formatted NTFS, you'll have to reformat it or install
    a newer version of Windows to use it. Please be advised that reformatting
    a drive erases everything on it.

    Ben
     
  6. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    Don't be tempted to experiment with jumper settings. Make sure they are
    correct. If you inadvertently set both drives as the same unit, a write to
    one will over-write the data on the other as well.

    If you need to get the data from the 8GB, ntfsdos will do this. Otherwise,
    simpler to (wipe and) reformat as FAT32.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/NTFSDOS-Professional.shtml

    "Mint" wrote:

    > I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    > ME.
    > Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.
    >
    > Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    > slave.
    >
    > The second drive may have XP on it.
    >
    > Any ideas what I can do next?
    >
    > Thanks.
    > .
    >
     
  7. luke7

    luke7 Flightless Bird

    "Paul Randall" wrote:

    >
    > "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:029ef223-b608-4ff2-ab8d-8e14cd61ccad@u34g2000yqu.googlegroups.com...
    > >I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    > > ME.
    > > Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.
    > >
    > > Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    > > slave.
    > >
    > > The second drive may have XP on it.
    > >
    > > Any ideas what I can do next?
    > >
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > Lets see if I'm understanding what you want. Wait -- you didn't give enough
    > info. What are you trying to achieve? Boot from the 60GB drive and just
    > use the 8GB drive for storage? Boot into WXP from the 8GB drive? If the
    > 8GB's XP was not installed while the drive was connected to this
    > motherboard, the computer will probably not run properly when booted from
    > that drive. Do you want to be able to dual boot, sometimes choosing WXP and
    > other times choosing ME? If you go into BIOS setup while booting, do both
    > drives show up?
    >
    > -Paul Randall
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  8. luke7

    luke7 Flightless Bird

    "Anteaus" wrote:

    >
    > Don't be tempted to experiment with jumper settings. Make sure they are
    > correct. If you inadvertently set both drives as the same unit, a write to
    > one will over-write the data on the other as well.
    >
    > If you need to get the data from the 8GB, ntfsdos will do this. Otherwise,
    > simpler to (wipe and) reformat as FAT32.
    >
    > http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/NTFSDOS-Professional.shtml
    >
    > "Mint" wrote:
    >
    > > I installed a second 8 Gb drive into a HP Pavillion that has Windows
    > > ME.
    > > Primary drive is 60 Gb and Fat32.
    > >
    > > Windows doesn't see the second drive. I tried both cable select and
    > > slave.
    > >
    > > The second drive may have XP on it.
    > >
    > > Any ideas what I can do next?
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > > .
    > >


    Thanks, I will take the drive to my XP computer and format it as FAT32.

    Andy
     

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