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    setting partition to not active????????

    using Fdisk how do i set the primary dos partition to not active...its on and old drive that i want to use as an extra drive...its 6gig with one partition i have to set it as not active so it does not try to boot windows 98 on start up..

    which option do i use in Fdisk for this??
    OCN the The Darkside

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    Just make sure that it is not the first partition. IDE1-Master/IDE1-SLAVE IDE2-MASTER/IDE2-SLAVE. Then you can pull the data off, whihc is what I assume you want.

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    Or you can wipeout and re-create the partition.

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    i tried that it wont boot like that...thats why i am trying to set it as not active..so it will not try to boot off the drive..and only boot off my new drive...and it is my first and only partition on the drive

    yes i am trying to get data off it...i dont want to back up on cd cause i might forget something important
    OCN the The Darkside

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    ohh yea im using a promise card too...but i also tried it on the ide channels
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