I have just installed a second, larger (40gig) HDD. I intend to transfer all my apps and data over to the new drive and then install the old drive in another computer. I have partitioned and formatted the new disk and copied over all my data. I have transferred Win 98SE to the primary partition. According to Partition magic the primary partition on both drives are active. When I try to change settings using DOS I keep getting an error message saying that “only partions on drive one ( my current master drive) can be made active”
I have tried to install the new drive as the master. The BIOS appears to be seeing the drive but the computer then hangs on POST with just a flashing cursor. As I am using an Award v4.51 BIOS the new disk is only showing as 32 gig but I have jumpered it to take account of that . How do I go about solving this issue?
I assume you got a Hard Drive installation disk with the new drive.
If your original drive still has all the information on it you can move it to ide2 as master.
Put the new drive on ide1 as master and boot to the floppy, It should allow you to copy one drive to the other.
Are both of these drives the same mfg?
You board may not beable to see the whole drive you may have to use an overlay program. Who is the manifacturer? (usually requires that the whole drive be formatted)
You should only have one Active drive on the PC. Make drive 2 Logical. If you plan on dual-booting, that's the way it should be. If you plan on actually swapping out drives with a caddy, both can be active. The BIOS doesn't know which drive to boot.
Use PM to "deactivate" drive 2 or wipe it and rebuild as Logical. If the OS on the PC is Win2K/XP, you can use Disk Management (DISKMGMT.MSC) to do this.
I agree there definatly is a problem, there is no reason to loose 8Gb of disk space, check for a BIOS update and if there isn't one then maybe Overlay will help
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