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Emil Huston <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 17:21:35 -0500
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>Wow. It sounds like somebody really did a number on your system. After you
installed Norton, did you actually allow it to modify anything or was this
simply from running a system scan?

I allowed Norton to monitor my system, and then after about 24 hrs or so, I
tried to hook to my parallel port a zip drive, that triggered everything. I
can't explain it how.

>As for seeing what's on the drive, have you tried the same with DOS? From
the C: drive, you can type Dir <enter> and see what directories are present
on the drive. If there are too many to see in one scroll, type dir/p to have
the list pause after each scroll.

yes I know the dir /p command and a few more, but to me DOS is still very
intimidating, I was trying to "see" everything in a more familiar environment so
I installed my 3.1 from floppies. My win 95 is only on a CD

>Emil, why do you have to see the D drive to format the C drive? My approach
would be to remove all variables (remove all other hard drives) to avoid
any confusion. Boot from a DOS floppy and reformat the C drive, install
DOS/Windows. Then reattach the D drive and look/see what's there.

Frank please be more explicit. After formatting C how can I install from D if I
don't specify to DOS that I have a D drive?


same to you