• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Topic: Installing a 3rd hard drive in Win98... HELP!

  1. #1

    Installing a 3rd hard drive in Win98... HELP!

    Hi Everyone.

    Hoping someone here has done this before and can help me out. I have an IDE hard drive that was used in a FireWire case hooked up to my PC. The drive worked fine, but I recently decided to remove it from its FW case and install it inside the PC case as an additional audio drive for GigaStudio.

    I connected the power and data cables and started up. I can see it in the Device Manager list. It is properly identified as an IBM DTLA drive, but I do not see it appear as a drive in the \"My Computer\" window. There is data on the drive, so I don\'t want to reformat it unless really necessary.

    What is strange is that if I check off the box under its \"Device Manager-->Settings\" window that says \"Removeable\", then it shows up as a removeable drive after I restart. The problem is that I want to make it \"non-removeable\" by installing it as another IDE drive!

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for your help. I am running Windows98 SE. The drive was working fine as an external FW drive formatted with FAT32.

  2. #2

    Re: Installing a 3rd hard drive in Win98... HELP!

    Never mind. I figured it out. I finally just wiped it out with FDISK and reformatted the drive and voila! It showed up in the \"My Computer\" window right away.


Go Back to forum

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts