This is from my own hair-pulling, tech calling, FAQ searching experience
trying to get rid of OnTrack Disk Manager so I could finally read my
primary (DOS) drive from the secondary (Linux) drive. It's very simple,
but you WILL have to re-format the DOS drive:
1) Backup your data! Remember to save the restore-program as well.
2) Create a CLEAN boot-disk (no config.sys): "format a: /s/v".
3) You might want to copy FDISK and FORMAT onto the floppy, as well.
4) Check your BIOS setup to make sure the boot sequence is "A:, C:" and
not the other way around. (This really threw me off until I had an
inspiration to check it! Nowhere is this mentioned in any FAQ or by
any tech I dealt with.)
5) Boot from the floppy.
6) Running FDISK will now show a "Non-DOS partition". Delete it.
7) Make a new Primary partition and set it as Active. Exit FDISK.
8) FORMAT the partition: "format c: /s".
9) Re-boot to the hard drive for a clean machine...
10) Happy days are here again.... :)
Hope this helps anyone that's going through what I had to.
| The *s will continue | Bob Russell |
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