I/O Card Works on Old System - New Fails
Posted on 1998-09-19
I just upgraded my hardware to a Pentium II processor with
new and more RAM(SDRAM) amongst a few other things.
I have 2 EIDE hard drives. In my old system(the one I am using to write this letter) I have a DTC VESA I/O board(card). This is a rather complex situation as I have the ability to select from WIN31, Windows95 and also from Windows NT Workstation 4.0 I partitioned both drives so that I had drives C: through O:, where O: is the CD-ROM drive.
When I put my 2 hard drives into my new PC case, none of this was recognized. I ran scandisk, FDISK and PartitionMagic to name but a few. FDISK reported correctly
the partitions on the second, non-bootable hard drive, but not on the boot drive(while on the phone to a less than helpful Tech support person).
When I put the 2 drives back into my old PC, along with monitor and everything else, everything worked except for
NT. Windows 3.11 worked and I write this in Netscape from within Windows95.
I'm thinking that my worst-case scenario is to gather all of
the software together(taking the better part of a day) and reformat and repartition everything. That would be a drag.
Does this appear to be a case where I need to get a PCI-based I/O card to get both HDs to work as well as they
did in the old PC?
I am very perplexed. :(