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no active partition set

By mgd
Mar 6, 2005
  1. hello everyone
    when partitioning my hard drive I did not set the primary dos drive as active so I now get an error saying cannot read fixed disk. How do I now set the primary dos drive as active. Am ruuning windows 98
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Use your favourite partitioning tool. They all allow to set partitions active. With what did you do your partitioning in the first place?
     
  3. mgd

    mgd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Active partition

    I used fdisk in windows 98 to partition the drive originally
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Menu option 2 in fdisk lets you set partitions active. It just might help..
     
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