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DOS help: assigning drive letters to external HD under DOS

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Zax, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Zax

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    have a P3 1Ghz/256 RAM Toshiba without an OS and with a dead cd/dvd drive,
    but a working floppy drive.

    Have managed to boot into DOS with USB drivers on a floppy. I can see an
    external HD (USB) on bootup. I cannot workout how to assign the external HD
    a drive letter so that I can use DOS to access my data on the same drive.

    the config.sys file is as

    device=display.sys con=(ega,,1)
    device=USBASPI1.SYS /w /v

    anything else tht i have to do to assign a drive letter? edit the
    auotexec.bat file ?

    any pointers welcome
    Zax, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. What's the format (Fat, Ntfs, etc) of the external hard drive? If
    it's FAT, and your drivers are working, it should automatically be
    assigned a drive letter.

    Use fdisk and see if you can see the structure of the external hard
    William P.N. Smith, Dec 2, 2005
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