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Old 06-28-2005, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy need to remove the virtual A: drive

I have a old (2000) AMD based system which has been abandon for years, now I need to install it. I face a tough question, whenever I install the OS, I was warned that there is a A: drive (actually I already take off the floppy drive), it must be a virtual A: drive, and it is not belong to particular hard drive, it exist after I try it on another hard drive, it looks like it is belong to memory, so please kindly give me some suggestion of how to remove this virtual A: drive.
On this A: drive, I can find some DOS system file, such as FDSIK, config.sys. But no clue of how it was built (may forgot the detailed, it is 5 years history).

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Old 06-28-2005, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For older systems you need to get a bootable floppy, to instal a OS onto the harddrive.

I can't see what you are asking for there.


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Old 06-28-2005, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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will disable floppy in BIOS help?
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Old 06-28-2005, 12:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The problem like this, now, it is no floppy disk drive, and when I install OS (from CD-ROM), after it format and scan the hard disk, it ask me to remove the floppy disk (virtual A: drive), and restart the computer.
It is no floppy disk can be removed, and then failed to install the OS. Need to remove the virtual A: drive before install the OS.
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