Explorer problems and second "Partition" showing up?!?
Posted on 1999-10-31
I am installing 95 on a system with an ASUS VX97 M/B, Intel P75 processor, 16MB EDO (two 8's) mem, Jaton Trident PCI video, Acer 20X CD, and a Maxtor 7850AV 850MB HDD. FDISK C: and install Windows 95B. FDISK works fine, have also checked out HDD with Maxtor's utility. Windows installs without any problems. But:
When 95 is completely installed, I try to do ANYTHING in explorer and the system locks tighter than a drum. Mouse moves, but nothing else. CTRL/ALT/DEL Close Program window doesn't even come up. If I reboot into safe mode, I can use explorer, but a D: drive also shows up. Looks like a mirror image of the C: drive file-for-file. I can create another file on the C: drive, and it doesn't show up on D:, so it's not mirrored or the like. If I reboot and run scandisk, scandisk will scan C: and D:! But there is only ONE physical drive! Boot to DOS command line only, and only C: shows up. FDISK again to display partitions, and only one partition. When I see both drives, they BOTH show up as 850MB (the size of the C: drive). Tried disabling 2nd IDE controller, same. Tried installing 95C, same again. Been working on this for 2 days. Help!?! Anybody ever seen anything like this?
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