• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 144
  • Last Modified:

Ghost C: Drive

After uninstalling a secondary hard drive months ago, the user tried to delete the secondary drive in windows 95.  When they asked me to check it, I found after using boot disk a c: drive with no files.  Trying set-up to reinstall was refused because of other disk compression.  That C: drive has all files still in it. I cannot get to windows 95 to do anything. I'm considering running drive space first. Or if worse comes to worse, format c:!  Help!  Suggestions??    
0
cnevaquaya
Asked:
cnevaquaya
  • 2
1 Solution
 
cnevaquayaAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question
0
 
MATTCEICommented:
Could you restate the question in more detail?

Simply removing the second drive should have "uninstalled" it from Windows.

What does Fdisk report?

Was this drive (C:) compressed? If so (or anyway),try making IT the secondary master,and (temporarily) put the previous secondary drive in as master,with (if needed) a re-install of Windows on it just so you can get to the files on the original drive.
0
 
cnevaquayaAuthor Commented:
This was a small 220 drive and it was compressed by some program online.  I finally added drvspace to the ghost C:, ran it and scandisk, deleted windows from the other C:, installed windows again on that C:.  Some vital files had been deleted.  So now her computer is up and running.  I found the ghost C is msdos host for C.  How would I remove it safely?
0
 
simonlamCommented:
she probably used drvspace before and there was option to swap the host drive letter between C: and H: which the host drive is marked hidden.  if you have intention to re-install Win95, you may as well consider to re-FDISK the drive.

cheers
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now