FDSIK will not work on a PCMCIA drive. You must use DOS PCMCIA drivers in order to
accomplish the same function(s). I have found that sometimes a drive will not boot
until I have gone thru this process. Windows 95/98 formating does not always produce
a bootable drive. The ST1000 seems to be more particular, that is to say I have
setup drives that would boot on an ST500 but choke on the ST1000.
Usually, I just re-initalize and re-format the drive - problem solved.
I have also found that Windows can not always recognize a PCMCIA hard drive until you
have run the DOS PCMCIA initalization utilities on the drive. In short, DOS PCMCIA
utilites work the best for initalizing, partitioning and formating a PCMCIA drive.
If the drive can't be setup with these it probably is unusable.
Setting up PCMCIA hard drives for Windows 95 is much easier if your laptop is running
Windows 95, otherwise it can be difficult if your laptop is running something else.
I have a DOS/Windows bootable laptop setup just to handle these situations.
On the other hand, you can create a boot floppy for your laptop that boots to
Windows 95 (DOS) with the DOS PCMCIA drivers for your specific laptop (if available)
to initalize the PCMCIA drive. The utility varies and maybe called PCMINIT or ATACARD.
Unfortunately, many newer computers are no longer shipped with DOS PCMCIA drivers
nor are they available from the laptops WEB site, any longer.
If you have the floppy dirve for the Fujitsu you could setup a boot floppy disk
with the DOS PCMCIA drivers to setup the PCMCIA drive(s).
Fujitsu has the PCMCIA drivers for ST500 on their WEB site but not for the ST1000.
The Compaq Concerto DOS PCMCIA drivers (available at Compaq.Com) will work on the
ST1000 BUT will require manual installation. The Compaq setup utility expects a
CPQDOS directory to install the files and some modification to the CONFIG.SYS are
required. The PCMCIA DOS utilities will allow you to intialize and partition a
PCMCIA hard drive.