Weird Hard Drive Behavior
Posted on 1998-03-10
It's like this:
Windows 95 was acting very bad. Registry errors, forced Re-boots, and other nonsence kept happening.
So, I reinstalled it one night. It seemed to work, but if we did a "Shut down and restart computer in MS-DOS mode",
then our C:\ looked fine, but our D:\ showed only ascii symbols. (We have a 2.5 GIG Seagate partitioned into a 1.5 gig and a 1 gig partition).
I ran Scandisk on D:\ from Windows, and it found loads of errors. After fixing them all, I rebooted, and tried restarting in MSDOS mode again. This time, the drive looked empty from DOS, but looked fine from Windows.
I then Removed Windows 95, and did a complete install again. This time, after it was installed, I coulnd't access my C:\ at all. I booted from a boot disk, and C:\ was all ascii symbols. I formatted this drive, installed WIndows again, and now here's the latest status:
If I boot from a boot disk to c:\, I can see all files on C:\ and on D:\, and all looks perfect.
If I load Windows 95, I can see all files on C:\ and on D:\ just fine as well.
If I load windows 95 and then do a "Shut down and restart in MSDOS mode" I see C:\ fine, but can't see any files on
my d:\. It even says 1 gig free.
If I press F8 on start up, and choose command prompt only, I see c:\ fine, but D:\ is a mirror image of C:\
I have no way of backing up my info on D:\, and would LIKE to save it. Does anyone know what is wrong with my
system? If you can help me figure it out before I figure it out myself, I'll make it worth the while (Point wise).