reformatting a compressed drive from dos
Posted on 1998-07-11
I am receiving a "Missing Operating System" error message when booting my Compaq DeskPro M series computer. I have a drivespace compressed Conner 340 mb hard drive and am running the windows 95b operating system. I do not have a compressed disk backup system disk, only an uncompressed copy made before running drivespace.
I would like to reformat the harddrive and start over. The following responses were received while trying to reformat the drive (after booting with the uncompressed boot disk):
format c: Drive C is a compressed drive.
Use the Drivespace tool to format the drive.
drvspace format c: This program requires MS Windows
scandisk /all This version of MS Scandisk will work
only with MS-Dos Versions 5.0 & later
a: uninstall file C:\IO:DOS is missing or invalid
file C:\W95undo.dat is missing or invalid