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bamakodaker...Looks like you did a great job! :tazz:

However, It appears to me that your OS was installed in the "D" partition...which is ok. Let's take a look and see. Right click on the "D" drive and choose "Explore". Is the Windows folder there? If it is, let's rename this Partition "Local Disk". To do that, Right click on "My Computer" then Right click on the "D" drive and choose "Properties"...in the Label box, hilite "dsk1_vol2" and type "Local Disk" in it's place. If Windows is not in the "D" drive, repeat the "Explore" on the "C" drive and so on until you find it and name that drive "Local Disk". (This is not a big deal, it will just be less confusing to anyone troubleshooting problems later on.)

Next we'll take on the modem. Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Under the "Device Manager" tab, find "Modem" and click the + next to it...Right click on the modem and choose "Remove" and the click "Ok"

I just thought the CD was to be something like C rather than G.

Each partition on the HDD is counted as a "Drive" and pushes the drive designation up one letter...4 partitions C,D,E.F moves cd-rom to "G". (A and B are reserved for floppy drives)

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Edited by wannabe1, 04 September 2005 - 06:48 PM.

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Sorry about the delay. I didn't notice we had gone to a second page.
Modem - don't find any listing for a Modem where you said.
About D - which is listed as Dsk1_vol2(D:) When I do the right click I only see a trash can labeled Recycled !

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When I tried to right click on E and F I get the message - .... is not accessible. A device attached to the system is not functioning.
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What about "C"?
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C shows a load of files and more. G also responded like E and F.

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Here's some of those "Issues" I mentioned in post #5... :tazz:

Go to the Device Manager...are there any ? or !??
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Just to make sure I'm doing this right - right click My Computer and select Device Manager.
All items have names, complete icons, all have a + to the left.

Under Hardware Profiles I only have - Original Configuration.

Under Performance I see I only have 256MB of RAM but I have more than that installed.
System Resource - 81% free.
File Systems - Some drives are using MS-DOS compatibility.
Virtual Memory - 32 bit.
Disk Compression - not installed.
PC Cards - no PC Card sockets are installed.
In the window I see both Drive E and F are using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system.

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In the window I see both Drive E and F are using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system.

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This can cause problems.
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Kinda what I thought. Let's convert E and F to FAT32.

Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools >Drive Converter (FAT32)...Click "Next" and from the drop down menu, choose drive "E" and click "Next"...follow the prompts and do the same for drive "F".

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Going to where you said - Drive Converter (FAT 32)
There are no drives that can be converted to FAT 32.
The Drives window so only C and D and says they are already FAT 32.

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I was afraid of that....I've just asked tyger to join us....I'd hate to start over at this point. Multiple partitions in Win98 are not my best suit..... :tazz:

ALSO...we have an electrical storm headed in...if things start getting charged up around here I may have to shut everything down for a few while it passes over.

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Edited by wannabe1, 04 September 2005 - 08:03 PM.

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- - so I should stop loading software updates and other programs for I might have to do an fdisk and start over? I don't have any real software installed yet and I don't have any partitioning software. Do I need to start over?

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Lets let tyger weigh in here. If you have your startup disk, we can work on the partitions through Fdisk. Worst case scenario Format and try again with Fdisk.

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bamakodaker...

Just out of curiosity, is there any particular reason you need four partitions on this drive?
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OK, I'm over my head again, but let's see what we can do. First, since you have an OS you've got more control over things. Windows won't allow you to format C: but you could do that with the other partitions, but you may not be able to if windows can't access them. Removing and replacing the partitions with fdisk, not the first one of course, it's working fine and has windows anyway, will cure the problem, at least it should. they will need to be reformatted afterward, but that will be very easy with windows, or even format.com. But you have to be careful with format.com. First I would open fdisk and ask for partition information, I routinely do that anyway to prevent errors. The first partition should be a primary dos partition, the others should be logical dos partitions.

What does fdisk tell you?
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