DOS boot disk doesn't see hard drives

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joeaviator

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hello, i have windows xp professional and 2 hard drives - c (duh) and d. both drives are FAT32, so i know NTFS is NOT the problem. when i use a pure DOS boot disk, i get the good old A:\> but when i try to access C or D, it says "Invalid drive specified." it's been so long since i've used DOS, i can't for the life of me remember how to get it to recognize hard drives. it's at the tip of my brain, but i just can't get it. thanks for any thoughts!

justin
 
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Howdy joeaviator...

Is this a pure DOS ( maybe dos 6.22 ) boot disk, or a W98 DOS boot disk ?

Reason I'm asking is, I think DOS 6.22 and below (could be wrong though ) still used FAT 16, and wouldn't see a FAT 32 drive...
 

joeaviator

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ok that makes a lot more sense now. it *is* pure dos....and i believe it happens to be 6.22. thank you for your reply!

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