Delete virtual B drive
Posted on 2003-11-09
I have a old Windows 98 machine that I am in the middle of upgrading. It originally had Win 95 on, so I installed 98 over it, but I recently had to install Win 98 on top of itself because I was having some stability troubles.
This did not work, but when I was using setup it mentioned something about creating a virtual drive at the time, I just let it do it. However, when I next started up normally, I found that I had a normal A drive as well as an additional 5 1/2" B drive. After changing a registry key I changed it to a normal 3 1/2" drive, but also noticed that the B drive only worked to access floppys, not the A drive (which instead came up wit a error stating the device cannot be found). It is still very unstable, so I tried starting from a EBD hoping to re-formatt it and do a clean install, which can often work better. However, it will not boot from floppy. It has done previously (with the same disk), and I think the virtual drive could be affecting it somehow. The POST screen only lists the A drive as having anything attached. Also, before everytone starts suggesting it, I cannot start from CD for somereason, and this is no use as I want to re-format the drive anyway, which is simple enough to do from a floppy. . . . How can I return control to the A drive and delete the B drive in order to start from disk reformat the C drive, and do a clean install 98?
Any ideas appreciated,