Win '95 ignoring some drives
Posted on 1997-01-11
I installed a new 1MB hard drive in my computer (Gateway Pentium P5-60) today. I am running Windows '95. I set it up as the "slave" hard drive with my original hard drive (C:) as the "master." Using FDISK, I "created an extended DOS partition" on the new drive, and then created three logical drives on that partition. Essentially, I created drives
D:, E:, and F: all on the new drive (to get smaller cluster sizes on each). I then formatted each of drives D, E, and F.
All this worked as intended. I now have drives C, D, E, and F on hard disk, and WIN '95 correctly moved my CD-ROM drive down to drive G. I can access all the drives from DOS; from Windows '95, if I use the (holdover from Windows 3.x) File Manager, it sees all of my drives correctly. Also, the Control Panel/System/Device Manager/... series of screens recognizes all of my hard drives and my CD-ROM drive. However, the rest of Windows '95 only sees drives C and D -- not E or F, and not my CD-ROM drive G. When I say the "rest of Win 95" I mean "My Computer" and Explorer. Since I use Explorer extensively to move files between drives and directories, I can't get by without it recognizing all my drives.
The Gateway Technical support person tried a few ideas -- such as removing the "LASTDRIVE=K" line from CONFIG.SYS -- with no luck.
Any suggestions on how to get Win 95 to see all my logical drives and the CD-ROM drive?