How do I make ME accept Seagate 500g Expansio

March 2, 2011 at 11:33:54
Specs: Windows me
I need to use a 500G Seagate Expansion Hard drive on a desk top running on ME OS

Problems locating FDICK AND FORMAT in ms-dos

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March 2, 2011 at 12:07:25
FDICK ? lol Windows ME? lol ...2 more laughs today....

Just another stupid saying...

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March 2, 2011 at 12:31:36
Fdisk you crazy rascal.

I kind of think you may have issues with that. Not sure ME can use a drive larger than 127G or so.

Anyway, the drive ought to be formated already. From command prompt at C:\ type in fdisk*.* /s and see if you have it.

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March 2, 2011 at 20:38:53
Does the computer bios recognize the drive? If not, check to see if the drive has a cylinder limiting jumper, jumper it and use a drive overlay. Or better yet, get an add-on ATA card and connect the drive to it.

I take it the drive is going to be a second drive in the system and not the booting drive? Once the bios sees the drive you can boot to ME and run FDISK from command prompt. Use option 5 from the fdisk menu to switch to the new drive. ME will have problems with partitions larger than about 128 gig so keep them less than that. Create a primary partition and then use the remaining space for logical drives. Once the partition(s) are created, reboot and the drives should show in My Computer. You can format them from there or command prompt.

If the drive is already partitioned it may be NTFS which is not compatible with ME. Or the partition may be fat32 but too large. In either case you'll need to remove the existing partition(s) with fdisk, option 3, and then create suitable fat32 partitions.

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