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BIOS question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gkimble, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. gkimble

    gkimble Account Disabled Thread Starter

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    When I make the A: drive the 1st boot device and the C: Hard Drive the second, DOS can't see my hard drive ! It says drive not specified, it's there, why can't it see it ?
     
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    Are you booting from a dos boot disk? If your hd is ntfs, dos will not see it. You will need to boot with the win2k / xp cd in order to see ntfs volumes.
     
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    Wow, never knew that. Thanks ! Why is that ? What if I put system files like command.com, io.sys and such on the floppy ?
     
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    Dos cannot read ntfs. There are some utilities that will allow reading ntfs from dos, however I do not think you can write to ntfs from dos with them. Go to bootdisk.com and you can download one of the utilities that can read ntfs if you want.
     
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