Phantom port, switched drive letters, missing sound.
Posted on 1997-12-22
Packard Bell L4610 P120
I recently had to reinstall Win95 because of problems with disapearing dialog boxes. First my Add Printer box vanished and then my Dial-up Network took a hike.
So, I reinstalled Windows over my old 95. I screwed up, perhaps and didn't use the /p f switch as I had been advised. But I did get the boxes back and I did add my new printer and create a new dial up connection. So far, so good.
But now Whenever I reinstall, and I did a few times, My Device Manager shows a Com Port that doesn't exist; my sound card disabled; and my D:(CD) and E:(Zip) drives are reversed wherein my D: becomes Zip and E: becomes CD. While I cannot find any immediate problem therein; I did run a diagnostic program which told me it was not good.
I am hoping to avoid reformatting, etc. I do use my sound card a lot when I've got it.