during 98 setup..
Posted on 1999-09-24
I am formatting/reloading a friend's computer w/Win98...
P166mmx, 1 HDD (6 gig w/1 partition) on primary IDE(set as master, of course).36X Acer CDROM on secondary IDE (master).
When boot w/98 disk,it tells me that diagnostic tools successfully loaded to D:! Win98 makes CDROM E:.Can even prompt for D: and get file list of config. tools. On C: prompt I get command.com only. Where is Win98 putting these config tools?There is no D drive,neither partitioned nor physical HDD. I even checked fdisk (only for partition stats).It reported 1 partition. To top it off, scan disk reported good on both drives C: and D: .
Am loading Win98 now (to C:),and everything is OK (so far).
Just curious.Have yet to see what Windows will report in Device Mgr.
In BIOS, all IDE set to Auto,configuration for BIOS and actual hardware are reported correctly.Will raise point value appropriately, as I may yet encounter problems (currently loading Win98).
PLEASE! No answers..post as comment only! I will be honest and reward points to whomever is correct.