You will need to partition and format your new drive before Windows
can assign a drive letter (although you may be able to format it in
1 blank floppy disk
step 1)Make a windows 98 startup disk.
click on start
click on settings
click on control panel
double click on add/remove programs
click on the startup disk tab
click on the create disk button.
when prompted, insert your blank disk. follow the prompts until it
tells you to remove the disk.
step 2) reboot into DOS mode.
leaving the new startup disk in the drive, click on start.
click on shut down
click on restart
click on OK.
The computer should now restart, and boot from your floppy drive. you
will end up with a DOS prompt that looks like:
step 3)gather information
a screen will come up asking you if you want to enable large disk
support. press Y
the main fdisk menu should come up. you should see 5 options. choose
option#5 (change disks)
a list of hard drives should come up. verify that there are 2 drives
listed. choose drive number 1.
you should now be back at the main menu. choose the option for view
partition information (I believe it's number 4)
You should see at least one partition defined, with the drive letter
C: listed for it.
quit (press escape) back to the main menu. Choose option 5, and then
from the list of drives, choose drive number 2 (the new one)
back at the main menu, choose option 4 to view the partitions. It
should report that there are no partitions defined.
escape back to the main menu.
Step 4)Partition the drive.
Having confirmed that the second drive is selected, and there is no
partition defined, choose number 1 (Create primary partition)
**NOTE: BE VERY CAREFUL!! IF YOU ARE NOT PERFORMING THESE STEPS ON A
DRIVE THAT HAS NO PRIOR PARTITIONS ON IT< YOU RISK LOSING EVERYTHING
ON THE DRIVE**
The system will perform a drive integrity test, and then ask you if
you would like to use 100% of the available space for the new
partition. choose yes.
The system will perform another integrity test.
When this test is complete, you should exit fdisk and reboot the
computer. (leave the diskette in for now).
You will again be left at a dos prompt.
type fdisk and press enter.
choose Y for enable large disk support.
choose option 5 to change drives. verify that the second drive now
shows D: being assigned to it.
remove the floppy disk and reboot the computer.
Let Windows boot.
When it has finished booting, open my computer by double clicking the
MY computer icon on the desktop.
You should see an icon for the D:, and it will be the same icon as the
Your CD-ROM will now be E:.
Right click on the D: icon and choose format.
then click the format button.
Windows will ask you if you are sure you wish to format a fixed disk.
After it finishes formatting, Windows will prompt you to run scandisk
before using the drive.
You should now be able to use the D: drive.
If at any step along the way, your results vary from what I have
predicted, please stop, and post a request for clarification
describing what you did and what the result was.
I encourage you to rate my answer, but please, do not do so until we
have your issue resolved.
No search. I work as a certified PC technician and have listed these
steps from memory.