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Old 06-03-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk.

Hey guys i have a slight problem, if any of you can enlighten me a bit, for some reason Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk. what might be the problem, this is related to my previous post:

Computer wont recognise XP 64bit CD or Vista CD

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=56158

anyone got a clue?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk

Have you installed the CD drivers? What are you booting your system with?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk

everything works fine when i am in windows, i can play music read cd/dvds and everything, its just when i pput in the boot floppy to try boot my xp64 cd dos doesnt recognise anything but the drive i put the floppy in?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk

Did you do what i said in your other post about the same thing? Why start a new thread?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:41 AM   #5
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Default Re: Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk

Yes i did, but dos wont recognise anything, i put boot disk in, dos starts up

A:\>

I type

A:\>E:\Setup.exe

or

A:\E:\

(E: is the drive where my cd id) but it wont recognise it as a valid drive, ive tried all the letters, but it still wont recognise any drives?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:42 AM   #6
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could you tell me what i need to type into dos to get the cd to boot?
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:02 AM   #7
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Default Re: Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk

type in e: first
then try e:\setup.exe

not \e:
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:07 AM   #8
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that was a typo, ive been typing e: and e:\ the whole time it doesnt work, i might just have to replace my harddrive or something? might change over to my old mobo and and see how that works then change back!
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:37 AM   #9
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this is wierd. i doubt its a hdd problem. im not too sure what it could be
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Default Re: Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk

What happens if you goto e and type dir?

also once your at the e prompt just type setup on its own and see what happens.

It could also be your bootdisk, so goto www.bootdisk.com/ for a different disk.
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Sounds like you are booting from a floppy that doesn't have your disk controller drivers on it.
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no you miss understood me, i cant even change to drive e: it only stays on drive a: i cant change to any other drive...
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:24 PM   #13
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SirMille how would i create a disc with my driver controlls on it, and i dont think i can run xp 64 from dos as dos is only a 16, so i doubt they are competiable.
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..and you cant boot using the xp cd and vista dvd. that cant be good. i really dont know
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its really strange i just want to take it and sel it for parts now and get my self a normal machine, this crap has been giving me problams from day 1!!!
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Default Re: Dos wont recognise any drives except for A: when i boot it with a boot flopy disk

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SirMille how would i create a disc with my driver controlls on it, and i dont think i can run xp 64 from dos as dos is only a 16, so i doubt they are competiable.
Theres a link in my post above, go and download a proper boot disk from there.
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What's the specs of the machine?
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