Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Drivespace woes

Posted on 1997-12-08
7
Medium Priority
?
137 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
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.)?
0
Comment
Question by:johand
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:busuka
ID: 1752361
How your HD detected in the BIOS Setup ? Normal, Large or LBA ?
You can catch this from table right after memory test on bootup.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
prostep earned 400 total points
ID: 1752362
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.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:busuka
ID: 1752363
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".
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Expert Comment

by:prostep
ID: 1752364
busuka .... forget it ..... :=)  Just MS

"What problem do you want to have today ?"
0
 

Expert Comment

by:prostep
ID: 1752365
busuka .... forget it ..... :=)  Just MS

"What problem do you want to have today ?"
0
 

Expert Comment

by:prostep
ID: 1752366
busuka .... forget it ..... :=)  Just MS

"What problem do you want to have today ?"
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:busuka
ID: 1752367
:)
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 ...

0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

An introduction to the wonderful sport of Scam Baiting.  Learn how to help fight scammers by beating them at their own game. This great pass time helps the world, while providing an endless source of entertainment. Enjoy!
Compliance and data security require steps be taken to prevent unauthorized users from copying data.  Here's one method to prevent data theft via USB drives (and writable optical media).
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question