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Helped a friend install a 1.2 gig Quantum fireball hard drive on his system, a 486dx4-100. When his old drive, a 210 meg Connor, was set to master, the system wouldn't recognize the new drive, even though the Quantum jumper was on slave and the Connor on master. When the Quantum was set on master, set-up quickly recognized both and showed the correct settings.
Only problem, the operating system (Win95) is on the Connor, and we couldn't get the system to read it -- kept saying 'no operating system present.'
What's the next step? We thought of installing win95 to the Quantum, but it's on cd, and the driver is on the Connor! We are stumped!
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dreadlux013098 earned 400 total points
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Sherm,
The answer to your problem us to first replace the conner drive as master.  After doing so create a boot disk and copy off all the relevant drivers.  Set up your autoexec.bat and config.sys files so that they point to the drivers on the floppy.  Restore the drives to their original configuration with the conner as slave.  Boot up the machine with the diskette.  The  CD should now be available for the installation.

Hope this helps you!

Dreadlux
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Thanks Dreadlux

We'll try that. One more thing -- I'm not used to changing the autoexec and config files. Could you give me a few pointers on what and how to change them?


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