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Recovering D and E drives
venegasra Apr-30-01 02:09 PM
I was recently having alot of problems with Win 98, so I decided to format my C drive(where win98 was installed). I transfered every important documents to my remaining drives and when I re-installed win98 to the C drive, I was left with 2Gbytes of space from 20Gbytes and no D nor E drives, I had alot of important docs in these drives, how do I recover them?

1. RE: Recovering D and E drives
lbyard Apr-30-01 04:35 PM
In response to message 0
Let’s handle this very carefully, OK? Boot the computer to a Windows 98 startup floppy (http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm). At the DOS prompt, type fdisk…
Which will produce the following screen:

Your computer has a disk larger than 512 MB. This version of Windows includes improved support for large disks, resulting in more efficient use of disk space on large drives, and allowing disks over 2 GB to be formatted as a single drive.

IMPORTANT: If you enable large disk support and create any new drives on this disk, you will not be able to access the new drive(s) using other operating systems, including some versions of Windows 95 and Windows NT, as well as earlier versions of Windows and MS-DOS. In addition, disk utilities that were not designed explicitly for the FAT32 file system will not be able
to work with this disk. If you need to access this disk with other operating systems or older disk utilities, do not enable large drive support.
Do you wish to enable large disk support (Y/N)...........?

Push the Enter key to accept the default for FAT32. That will produce the following menu…

1. Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive
2. Set active partition
3. Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive
4. Display partition information
Enter choice: <1>
Type 4 to replace the <1> with <4> and press Enter.
Write down what you see.
Press Esc to exit fdisk and turn off the computer.
Please come back and tell me what you saw.

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