Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    4 Star Lounger pauliez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    493
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Partition Problem

    Also found something else.

    Went to CP Management and found that the rest of the HD C is "Unallocated".

    I guess that is the part called E.

    What can be done to change that??
    Catz

  2. Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    4 Star Lounger pauliez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    493
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Partition Problem

    I have installed Win98SE on an older PC that has an WD 80Gb Hard Drive.

    This is not a new Hard drive, and has functioned well as a storage HD in the past.

    Everything went fine withe the installation of the 98SE OS, Installing drivers and hooking up to the Internet.

    But, when all was done I went to MY Computer and noticed that the C drive was only reading 1.9gb.

    There is another drive letter beside the CD rom which reads E.

    It has no capacity next to it like the C drive has.

    When I try to open the E drive I keep getting a message that says, "E is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect."

    I assumed there was something wrong with the HD so I transfered everything fro the HD to another WD 80gb HD.

    I removed the first HD, made the second HD the master and tried to boot up the PC and got a message stating that the NTLDR was missing.

    I have tried to format E and get this message, Windows was unable to formate the drive."

    Can some one help with this puzzle???
    Catz

  4. #3
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,684
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Re: Partition Problem

    Take a look at this article for some insight into larger HDs and older systems.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/DocWatson_sig.gif>

  5. #4
    4 Star Lounger pauliez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    493
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Partition Problem

    Thanks Doc for your reply.

    Got so fed up with trying to figure out what was wrong, I just decided to start all over again.

    Dumped everything on the drive, formated it to use the whole drive and re-installed OS, and software.

    All is fine except one thing, no sound.

    The drivers are installed, the sound board works, but no little speaker in the lower right tray.

    Went to multimedia and the first page on audio is all grayed out.

    Can't seem to figure out why I can't get the sound to work.

    I have Goggled all over the place and no luck so far.

    Have a feeling I am not using the right wording in Goggle to get the correct links.

    Any ideas???
    Catz

  6. #5
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Partition Problem

    You say "no sound" but "the sound board works" - how do you know it works if you have no sound?
    I suspect it is a driver problem - a Google for
    <code>windows 98 sound drivers</code>
    may bring up something suitable.

  7. #6
    4 Star Lounger pauliez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    493
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Partition Problem

    Thanks Leif for your reply.

    But after much searching I found the answer to the problem.

    It's been a while since I re-installed 98se and in installing the updates from MS there was one that I over looked.

    It was a driver download for the multimedia of 98se os.

    Once that was done....sound is on the pc and all is well.

    Thanks all for the help.
    Catz

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •