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Tutorials | How to Install A Second Hard Drive as a Slave Drive in Win98 Part 1

Publish date: 18:59 Thursday, 28th July 2005
Written by: Glenn Stone
Audience intended for: Windows 98 Users, Hardware
Category: Computer Hardware

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To add a second hard drive as a Slave Drive, the first thing to do is shutdown the computer, set the jumpers on the back of the new hard drive to Slave, and mount it in the case. Attach it to the middle connector on the IDE ribbon cable going to your Master hard drive.

Note: Attach the ribbon cable with the red or pink stripe towards the power connector.

Now that the new hard drive is physically connected, it must be partitioned and formatted so it can be used by Windows. You will have to obtain a Boot Disk (you can download one here) Download a Windows Bootdisk
or you can create one by going to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. Click the Startup Disk tab and follow the instructions.

Note: You may have to configure the BIOS to Auto Detect the new hard drive. Refer to your motherboard manual or the computer manufacturer for details.

Insert the boot disk in the floppy drive and start your computer. A menu will be displayed:

Type a 2 and press Enter. (Start computer without CD-ROM support.)

After the diagnostic tools load, you will receive an A:\> prompt.

Type fdisk and press Enter.

The next menu will ask, Do you wish to enable large disk support?

If a [Y"> is present press Enter, if not, type a Y and press enter.

Now you must change the Current fixed disk so fdisk can work with the new hard drive. In this menu, you will select to Change the current fixed disk.

Type a 5 and press Enter.
Note: Option 5 is listed only if a second hard drive is present.

At the bottom of the next menu you will change the Current fixed disk to 2.

Type a 2 and press Enter.

The next display will show the change you made to the current fixed disk.

You are now ready to partition the second hard drive.

Type a 1 and press Enter to begin.

Note: While it is possible to create multiple Logical partitions within the Extended partition. For this tutorial we will keep it simple. One Extended partition enclosing one Logical partition. Using all available space on the new hard drive.

First you must create an Extended DOS Partition that will enclose your Logical partition.

Type a 2 and press Enter. (The drive integrity will be verified.)

Note: All X's represent information specific to your hard drive.

In the next display you will set the size of the Extended DOS Partition.

Type 100% and press Enter.

This tutorial is continued here Part2


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