I am trying to build a system using my old hard drive. It is an 8.5 gig Maxtor and it was the slave drive in my old system. On my old system I had to install EZ-BIOS in order for Win95 to accept it. I now want to use it as my master drive on my new system using Win98 Second Edition. I got my new system together, did fdisk on the drive. Made 1 large partition...made it active. Then formatted. Then I started the setup of Win98 Second Edition. All went well. Completed the initial setup (created boot disk etc.) and when setup prompted me to reboot I did. But EZ-BIOS is causing problems. When I rebooted, after it scans memory, shows hard drive etc. it says "Initializing EZ-BIOS..." Next it says "Hold CTRL key down for Status Screen or to boot from floppy..." (I pressed nothing) then it says "Continuing Start-up..." then this comes up..."Type the name of the Command Interpreter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM) then it gives a C> and stops. How can I get rid of EZ-BIOS? Win98 loaded but won't boot up to windows to finish setting up the OS. What do I need to do in order to get the HD to work? I did reboot again and this time I held down the ctrl key and this is what came up.
EZ-BIOS 9.06M Copyright Micro House International Inc.
Hard Drive #1
Int 13h Drive Number = 80h
Controlled by = EZ-BIOS
Cylinders = 1027
Heads = 255
Sectors = 63
Capacity = 8439mb
Multi-Sector Transfer = 16 Sector
32 bit transfer = Disabled
Floppy Boot Protection = Enabled
Logical Block Address = Enabled
63 Sector Data Offset = No
Press A to boot from A:drive
Press C to boot from C:drive
Booting to C: it wants me to type the name of the Command Interpreter...