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  • stanley scribe
    To all Techs, Our proxy server gave me some messages and quit my access to the Internet after that last email and didn t include this message. I have a newly
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 1, 2000
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      To all Techs,

         Our proxy server gave me some messages and quit my access to the Internet after that last email and didn't include this message.

         I have a newly installed 486 PC on the network that has no drive letter I:.Short of reinstalling windows95 is there a way to find and restore it? I have checked system devices without finding it, and config.sys and autoexec.bat files are not being used to load any cd-rom drivers. Any ideas?

      Vern Taylor

      Stockton FHC Computer Specialist



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    • Phil Chandler
      ... Internet after that last email and didn t include this message. ... letter I:.Short of reinstalling windows95 is there a way to find and restore it? I have
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 16, 2000
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        --- In fhctech@egroups.com, stanley scribe <stanleyscribe@y...> wrote:
        >
        > To all Techs,
        >
        > Our proxy server gave me some messages and quit my access to the
        Internet after that last email and didn't include this message.
        >
        > I have a newly installed 486 PC on the network that has no drive
        letter I:.Short of reinstalling windows95 is there a way to find and
        restore it? I have checked system devices without finding it, and
        config.sys and autoexec.bat files are not being used to load any cd-
        rom drivers. Any ideas?
        >
        > Vern Taylor
        >
        > Stockton FHC Computer Specialist
        >
        >
        >
        > ---------------------------------
        Windows 95 loves to hide cdrom drives. If it is your cdrom drive
        that is missing in "My Computer". You may want to check the
        following...

        1- As the computer boots check the system bios. You will need to make
        sure that the "IDE Controller" is set to "Both" or "Primary and
        Secondary". (You will have choices similar to those mentioned if the
        IDE controllers are on the motherboard. Some x486 systems have an
        expansion card that controls the cdrom.)

        2- As the computer boots you will hear a Beep then it will load
        95.
        A- Right after the beep press "F8".
        B- A menu will appear, choose "#3 Safe Mode" and press enter.
        C- Click OK when the Safe Mode dialog appears.
        D- Once you are at the Windows desktop go to device manager and
        click on the "+" by cdrom drive. Highlight the cdrom drive and click
        remove. Repeat this step until the cdrom drive category is gone.
        E- Restart the computer from the Start Menu, Shutdown, select
        Restart, click OK.
        F- Windows will detect and load the virtual drivers for the
        CDROM.

        3- If Windows does not detect and load the driver for your cdrom
        there are some other options before reinstalling Windows. For
        example loading the cdrom drivers in config and autoexec or editing
        the registry. Please let me know if this has anything to do with
        your question.

        Thank you,

        Phil Chandler
        Nampa,ID FHC Computer Specialist

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