Mount compressed drive
Posted on 1997-07-07
On some computer I try to have 2 windows 95 systems: one US English, the other Hebrew (the laguage not relevant to the question).
My drive has 3 partitions:
2 primary (one of them hidden, using partitionmagic) and one extended partition with logical DOS drive (it is D: in all cases.
I have another drive, with EXENDED partition, it is always E:. ALL FILES are on D:, some exceptions:
Autoexec.bat, config.sys etc are on both primary partitions.
Windows files for the FIRST primary partition are on the FIRST PRIMARY (not to fight with :"program files" name and location ...).Windows directory for the SECOND primary is on D:.
So I have 2 C: disks, to swap between them I use Partition Magic "set active partition" - this action HIDES the "old" C:.
Now the question.
When I used the SECOND primary partition to compress E: (using drvspace3) then when I booted from the FIRST primary partition it MOUNTED that drive and recognized it. Worked fine.
Then I booted from the FIRST primary partition and compressed D: (the logical drive). When I booted from the SECOND primary partition, it did NOT recognize D:, and since the WINDOWS directory is on D:, could not start windows 95.How can I "mount" the missing drive when I boot using the SECOND primary partition?
I have not enough space on any """SHARED""" disk (!) - all my space is on D:. E: is a 40 MB DISK (JUST FOR FUN).
I WILL INCREASE TO 150 POINTS IF YOUR ANSWER WIL SAVE ME WINDOWS 95 REINSTALL (without adding drives to the PC). For any other good answer I will stay with 50 points.