I have a perplexing problem whenever I try to burn an image of my hard
drive to CD-R media with Drive Image 2002 from DOS. Here is some
background (my apologies in advance if this post is a little lengthy).
I have an IBM 60-gig IDE drive (single FAT 32 partition) hooked to the
primary IDE channel of a SIIG SC-PE4A12 UltraATA 100 PCI controller
card, and my two CD ROM drives daisy chained to the secondary IDE
channel of the SIIG card (44X reader as master, 24X burner as slave).
The motherboard is a MicroStar 6163 Pro (with latest BIOS revision)
and I have disabled the embedded IDE controllers since I'm not using
them. Per the instructions on SIIG's website, I downloaded and
installed a DOS CD ROM driver for the controller card (cmdatpcd.sys)
and have edited the config.sys and autoexec.bat files on my Windows
95B MS DOS boot disks accordingly (I'm not using Drive Image's Caldera
DOS boot disks since I prefer to boot from MS DOS). When I shut down
my Windows 2000 Professional environment and reboot into DOS,
everything seems to load fine and I can access both CD ROM drives (D
and E, respectively). I then start up Drive Image 2002 by entering
PQDI at the A prompt, the program loads, and the initial Drive Image
screen appears. But here is where the problem occurs.
When I click the Create Image button, and then click the Browse button
on the next screen, my CD ROM drives are not listed in the dropdown
list of available target drives. The only drives listed are my A
drive and my C drive. However, if I go back to the initial Drive
Image screen, click the Restore Image button, and then click the
Browse button on the next screen, all of my drives are now displayed
in the dropdown list of available source drives! I cannot for the
life of me figure out why Drive Image sees my CD ROM drives if I click
"Restore Image" but does not see them if I click "Create Image".
Here is what my config.sys file looks like:
And these are the only lines in my autoexec.bat file:
Disk 1 of the Drive Image MS DOS startup disk I created contains these
AUTOEXEC.BAT, CMDATPCD.SYS, COMMAND.COM, CONFIG.SYS, HIMEM.SYS,
IO.SYS, MOUSE.COM, MSCDEX.EXE, and MSDOS.SYS.
And Disk 2 contains these files:
COMMAND.COM, DIHELP.DAT, PQDI.EXE, PQDI.PQG, and PQDI.RTC.
I am able to burn an image if I hook my CD ROM drives into the
embedded motherboard controller, create a set of Drive Image Caldera
DOS rescue disks, reboot into Caldera DOS, and run Drive Image.
However, the burn rate is a mind numbing 30MB/minute since the board's
embedded controller is only Ultra DMA/33 (it took nearly 5 hours to
back up 6 GB with high compression and verification).
Any suggestions for getting Drive Image to see my CD ROM drives when
they're hooked to my SIIG controller card, so that I can burn an image
of my hard drive, would be greatly appreciated!