Wanted,"Free" BIOS to bridge the 2.1 partition.
Posted on 1999-01-07
What I have: Mid 1966 PB166 Pentium 80mgRAM Win95a Maxtor 2.1gig Harddrive configured as Master with shunts and on Ribbon. My BIOS is AMI 1.00.12.DNOR
What I attempted to add: Western Digital 4.3gig EIDE Harddrive with EZ-Drive BIOS overide software. This is configured as the slave with jumpers and on Ribbon.
What I end up with is A:\(Floppy)B:\(Notinstalled)
C:\(Master)D:\(Slave Partition 1) E:\(part.2)
F:\ (part.3) G:\(CD-ROM).
My problem is that I can't get into Windows. I can Boot,POST,etc. right up to the last command prompt before
the Win95 GUI kicks in and then all I have is a C:\prompt with a blinking cursor. I have all drives in Safe Mode.
What's missing? How can I get my BIOS to let me in Windows? Can I edit my BIOS to accept the new Drive as one drive insted of having to partition it under 2.1 sizes? I know I can install a card with onboard BIOS and all or buy BIOS cure alls. I'd rather do it myself, ... of course with expert advice.