Re: [fhctech] Re: Lost drive Letter Msg
Thanks for your comments. I found the missing drive letter finally. The hard drive on this PC was double spaced and drive I: was the Host drive letter. Now, if anyone knows whether I can remount the drive to a different drive letter, let me know. I just want to map the IGI to drive I: to be consistant with the rest of the network, but will have use another letter if Drvspace isn't very accomodating.
Vern Taylor, Stockton FHC Computer Specialist
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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
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
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
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
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
Nampa,ID FHC Computer Specialist
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