|Win98 uses the FAT32 file system, WinXP uses NTFS. FAT32 cannot read NTFS, therefore Win98 doesn't see the XP drive. Was XP installed while the drive was in the Dell or is it from a completely different system? Did you try removing the 98 drive & booting directly off the XP drive?|
To wipe the XP drive, you'll either need a WinME boot floppy to run FDISK & FORMAT, or you can go to the hard drive manufacturers website & download their software. There are other programs as well.