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RE: does not see the c drive
kamlesh Dec-03-01 06:11 PM
Hello,
I have a pentuim 100 running on windows95 and it boots up ok, but does not see the C drive at all. I have rebooted from a floppy and when I try to change to the c drive it does not see drive at all.

Please can you advice me what to check and correct this problem.

I apreciate your help with this problem.

Thank you

Kam Darbar


1. RE: does not see the c drive
lbyard Dec-03-01 07:03 PM
In response to message 0
How can it boot to C: if it can't see C:? Is it ‘booting OK’ to C:? Do you have the EZ or Disk Manager drive overlays installed? If so you have to start booting to C: and press a key as directed by the overlay to boot to A: so it will see the C: drive. Larry

2. RE: does not see the c drive
kamlesh Dec-03-01 07:58 PM
In response to message 1
Hi Larry,
I powered up the pc and it goes through the booting and memory etc, then hangs up.
I inserted the boot floppy and booted it boots ok from there but then I try to do cd c: it says drive not found.

3. RE: does not see the c drive
lbyard Dec-03-01 09:05 PM
In response to message 2
I would check the cables and be sure they are properly seated. Next I would check the CMOS Setup to see if is properly configured for the hard disk. If not, the CMOS battery may have failed. The CMOS for most modern computers it set to auto detect the drive. Most of them also have a feature to detect the drive while in the Setup. I would see if it can detect the drive and then set the parameters back to where they were or Auto after doing it. The point is to restore the drive parameters back to where they were before the problem started. If that into is unknown, then Auto, if available, is the best guess. If the CMOS cannot detect the drive, it has probably gone south. Whatever you do, you do not want to do anything that will cause the computer to write to the hard disk unless the CMOS is set to the parameters that is was set to when the drive was installed. Data loss can result. http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/harddisk/spinup.htm might help. Larry

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