What is having 2 hard drives running and one became not operational and not able to reach the original MB?

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I have 2 Conner 852 MB hard driver on and IBM 486 100. Recently, while I was away, the D: drive threw a wobbly, and my brother attempted to resurrect it. He did a low level format, but when he tried re-partitioning the drive (one Primary DOS Partition, as before), Fdisk refused to recognise more than 540 MB. He tried to partition it into more than one drive, but could only get to 540 MB total. I vaguely remember when I got the system I was told that the hard-disks needed a driver (or similar). Is this true? And if it is, where to I get it and how do I install it?

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This question was answered on September 9, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Boot with windows 98 start up disk, at dos prompt type fdisk then partition the hard disk from there

Latoya Hamilton

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 9, 2003