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Win95 thinks I have more local drives than I really do?

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Hello,

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,

Wyatt
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1. First of all, what HD drivers?
2. If you own MS PowerToys, you can use TweakUI's My Computer tab to prevent Win95 from seing eny drive yoy like. If you don't have them, leave your email address along with your grade and i will post 'em to you.
3. In your BIOS, make sure that you have AUTO CONFIGURED enabled for your HDs

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