NT reports third ghost drive on Venus with
two IDE master drives
NT3.51 sees a third ghost drive in
combination with a Venus board when two
Quantum Fireball's 3.2GB are both
configured as masters on the prim. and sec.
IDE controller (no slaves).
I have tried everything to get rid of the
problem. Suggestions from Intel,
installing NT without cache, don't use gold
plated SIMM's, disable slaves in
BIOS, etc. did not help.
At this moment booting NT takes 5 extra
minutes, which is also the case when
starting diskmanager (timeouts on ghost
drive). NT Setup also repports a third
drive (not accessable).
I tried DOS 7 Fdisk: No problems, no
BIOS doesn't accept manual values for sec.
master i.e. lots of cylinders etc.,
no bytes! Strange!!...
I tried another drive, a Quantum Scirocco,
same problem. Installed as slave on
the prim. controller everything works fine,
but I don't want to get less
After installing NT I stripped the system
completely, without result.
I think the ghost drive is a copy of the
sec. master drive (NT setup reports
size information of the ghost that does not
match drive 0 when a partition is
on drive 0)
Is somebody familiar with this problem and
able to solve it?
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The problem was issued her first, but is
not answered yet.
Wiebe van der Worp,