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Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 17:11:21 -0500
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>BTW I installed Win 3.1 over my crippled DOS just to see... (I am an
>artist = I
>need to visualize) what was on my C drive. Except the new created Windows
>directory, everything else was a mumble jumble of scrambled letters and long,
>long named directories, all starting with hieroglyph like $$^&%# @ $$$$ etc.
>occupying a very impressive 300Mb of my hard drive.

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?

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 ther are too many to see in one scroll, type dir/p to have
the list pause after each scroll.

>Now I got the challenge to formatting everything and try to install Windows 95
>from scratch, although I have to find out how to make my DOS see my D drive

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 Ippolito    [log in to unmask]
American Museum of Natural History

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