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Drivespace woes

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After installing Win95B on a new HD,  I created a 1 Gb compressed drive with Drivespace3. After working fine for a couple of days, the compressed drive suddenly truncated all long filenames . If I unmount it and remount it, it would only use the next drive letter (not the originally assigned one). The only way I could uninstall my files, was to disable auto mounting, and mount the drive manually on startup, then it worked fine. Thereafter I created a NEW empty compressed drive, only to find that any longfilenames would be automatically truncated when copied to this drive !
I've NEVER had this problem before. Could anybody shed some light on this (How to fix etc.)?
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by:busuka
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How your HD detected in the BIOS Setup ? Normal, Large or LBA ?
You can catch this from table right after memory test on bootup.
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prostep earned 200 total points
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Just set your Drive to whatever mode you want to e.g LBA, Large, Normal.
The only necessary thing is where did you copy those files ?
From DOS ? If you´ve used a program like the Norton Commander then the long filenames are truncated or if you copy them inside MS-Dos Mode. Use the Windows explorer and be sure to activate the long filenames in your drivespace.
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by:busuka
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NO !!! DON'T SWITCH TYPE OF YOUR HD just for give it a try !!!
Prostep: your answer irrelevant. Read the question again:
"After working fine for a couple of days, the compressed drive
suddenly truncated all long filenames".
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by:prostep
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busuka .... forget it ..... :=)  Just MS

"What problem do you want to have today ?"
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by:prostep
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busuka .... forget it ..... :=)  Just MS

"What problem do you want to have today ?"
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by:prostep
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busuka .... forget it ..... :=)  Just MS

"What problem do you want to have today ?"
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by:busuka
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:)
prostep: also from M$ (by me):

M$ tech: What ? User can't enter to Win95 ? Replace user with
 compatible one and press ANY_KEY to continue ...

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