I just bought a 160GB Seagate Barracuda hard drive (set it to Master) and installed it in a NexStar USB/FireWire external enclosure from Vantec. I installed the drivers for Windows98SE, and plugged in the USB. My computer does not seem to "see" it, so I'm not sure how to go about formatting it.
The little research that I did tonight led me to believe that I need to partition the drive first, with something called "fdisk" in DOS. Again, my research suggested that when I run "fdisk", I would get a menu of 5 choices - the last of which being "Change current fixed disk drive". I understand that this is where I select the external drive, so that I don't format/partition my main C:drive by accident.
I opened the DOSprompt from the Start Menu (under Programs) and typed fdisk. When the Menu came up, it only had 4 choices, and my option to change drives wasn't there. I take this to mean that my computer still doen't see the new drive in any way.
Am I doing something wrong? what's my next step?
ps Would it just be easier to hook it up to another system running something higher than 98SE, partition and format it there - and just make sure I use FAT32 so my pc will recognize it?