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Thread: Hard disk problem

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Manchester, England

    Angry Hard disk problem

    I have 2 hard drives in my PC and i recently installed windows 2000 professional. I previously had win98 and both hard drives were detected on that, now on win2k only one of them is detected. Neither my floppy drive or one of the hard drives is detected. I can't seem to figure out what the problem is, i've made sure everything is connected properly but the still the problem remains!?

    I would be really greatful if someone could shed some light on my situation, thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Welcome to PCGuide!!

    I will start the discussion, but I am not sure of the answer. I believe the problem is that Win2000Pro installs the NTFS file system and this won't work with a FAT32 drive. I am not sure what to do about it either, but others will know more and give you answers.

    Good luck,

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    The Mountain State
    Detected where, in Windows or by BIOS?

    If it is by Windows what does device manager say, any conflicts or errors?

    If it is by BIOS are both drives set to autodetect?
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  4. I sometimes had that kind of problem but it is only when i put a superslow cdrom in my pc...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    west Lothian, Scotland.
    Is your hardware compatible with Windows 2000?

    I read a while back that Windows NT was not designed to be "backward compatible" with "legacy devices". "Backward Compatibility" was NOT one of its features.
    This is not my subject but isn't 2000 an update of NT?
    Last edited by Sylvander; 10-21-2002 at 06:30 AM.

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