Win95 thinks I have more local drives than I really do?
Posted on 1997-04-21
I have a problem I can't figure out. I have a pentium 150 with a 1.7
gig ide drive and an ide cd-rom. The hard drive has one 1 gig
partition, and the rest in another partition.
Heres the problem. Windows now thinks I have local drives lettered c:,
d:, e:, f: and two cdrom drives g: and H:. Everytime explorer tried to
read the directory off of the non-existant drives everything hangs for
a few seconds, even mouse pointer movement stops, and the modem will
hang up if I am dialed in. Starting up explorer causes a 10-15 second
hang as it attempts to scan all the drives.
I thought the problem might be in the bios (I was playing with cmos
settings when the problem started.) so I double checked everything in
the bios setup, and everything looks right in the hd section. I made
a 6.20 boot disk and ran msd, it reports the hard drives correctly.
Anybody know how I can get windows to ignore these non-existant
drives? Does windows check with the bios to see how many drives I
have, or does it 'remember', and I have to change it? I am afraid to
remove my hard drive drivers and re-install them, because windows
might have problem operating without access to the hard dive?
Thank you in advance,