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Emil Huston <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 19 Dec 1997 18:43:00 -0500
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>Its not DOS that needs to see the drive, its the BIOS (called CMOS in some
>Once the BIOS gets it right, DOS will follow. I can't give you specifics
>for this process because each motherboard manufacturer impliments then BIOS
>slightly differently. Usually, you enter in the drive specs from off the
>sticker on the drive into the appropriate boxes (ie. number of Megs, number
>of sectors, etc).

That's great Frank! It's all I needed to know for now. As a good tidy person
that I am (sound of clearing throat...), I have saved on a piece of paper my
CMOS data. So I'll go home and format C, boot from my boot disk, install DOS 6.0
(actually I have a 6.2 upgrade as well). Then press F2 or F8 while booting
again, write my old CMOS settings, and on my way I am....ready to access my D
drive (Frank I don't think you can format a CD-ROM drive) and install Win 95,
which I have to be very honest with all folks it worked just perfectly for me
for the past two years here at work and at home, only until I mingled a little
with Mr. Norton...

I'll follow up on this saga on Monday!

Great wekkend to you list


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