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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Daveman1, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. Daveman1

    Daveman1 Thread Starter

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    Long time no see, folks.
    I have recently taken over my Parents computer, and what a mess.
    It has a C: drive, obvieusly, and a CD rom, and a floppy, and a tape drive.
    When I click my computer, I see drives a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l.
    How can I determen witch drive is the tape drive? I looked at the properties of each drive(other than the C: and A:) and they all showed CD rom 0 bytes.
    I just wanted to do a backup to tape before I started changing things.
    Help me get started please.
    Thanks,
    Daveman1

    P.S.
    It's a AMD k6/300 prosseser. I guess that means 300mhz.
    Win 98 2nd ed.
    aptiva
     
  2. NetEngineer

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    If the tape drive is installed correctly the icon will look different from the icons for all of the other drives. I'd go into D-Mangler and remove ALL cd rom drives...reboot...then try from there.....
     
  3. Daveman1

    Daveman1 Thread Starter

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    Where do I find D-Mangler?
    Buy the way, it's win98, I think second ed.
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    The floppy drive should be A and the hard drive should be C. If the hard drive has more than one partition though, it will have additional icons with D, E, and soforth. When you double-click and open My Computer, does it show multiple hard drive icons?

    To access the Device Manager, right-click My Computer, left-click Properties, then left-click the Device Manager tab.


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips:)
     
  5. NetEngineer

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    D-Mangler..... is actually Device Manager.

    Right click "My Computer"...go down to "properties", click the second tab at the top.
     
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