HD Detection in Dos mode

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Hi

I am trying to boot in Dos mode, either using a Ghost generated disk, or a
system disk created in Win XP. Either way, I can not see the hard drives
properly. I can´t access them via the drive letters, for instance.

What is happening? How can I correct this?

Thanks,
 
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If the disks are in formatted NTFS, you need 3rd party utilities to see
them...
NTFSDos from www.winternals.com is one of them. Free if you need only
reading capabilities.


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"User" <User@discussions.microsoft.com> kirjoitti viestissä
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> Hi
>
> I am trying to boot in Dos mode, either using a Ghost generated disk, or a
> system disk created in Win XP. Either way, I can not see the hard drives
> properly. I can´t access them via the drive letters, for instance.
>
> What is happening? How can I correct this?
>
> Thanks,
 

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Some partitions are NTFS, others are FAT.

I am trying to use Symantec Ghost. It used to work, but now it can not find
the partitions anymore.

Thanks,

"Thomas Wendell" wrote:

> If the disks are in formatted NTFS, you need 3rd party utilities to see
> them...
> NTFSDos from www.winternals.com is one of them. Free if you need only
> reading capabilities.
>
>
> --
> Tumppi
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> =================================================
> Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
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>
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>
> "User" <User@discussions.microsoft.com> kirjoitti viestissä
> news:DCD800D7-26A8-4030-9B85-21F7299C2D0B@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> >
> > I am trying to boot in Dos mode, either using a Ghost generated disk, or a
> > system disk created in Win XP. Either way, I can not see the hard drives
> > properly. I can´t access them via the drive letters, for instance.
> >
> > What is happening? How can I correct this?
> >
> > Thanks,
>
>
>
 
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"User" <User@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DCD800D7-26A8-4030-9B85-21F7299C2D0B@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> I am trying to boot in Dos mode, either using a Ghost generated disk, or a
> system disk created in Win XP. Either way, I can not see the hard drives
> properly. I can´t access them via the drive letters, for instance.
>
> What is happening? How can I correct this?
>
> Thanks,

Your post is a little unclear:

- When you say "DOS mode", do you mean DOS as
an operating system, or do you mean the "Command Prompt"
(which is not DOS at all!)?
- What exactly do you mean with a "system disk
created in WinXP"?
- What are your partitions, FAT32 or NTFS?
- What are you actually trying to achieve?
 

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Well, I meant command prompt. I said DOS because I created the system disk
with Win XP, and there used to be a DOS mode...

The "system disk" is a floppy I formatted using the option "create MS-DOS
initializtion disk".

Some partitions are NTFS, others are FAT.

I am trying to use Symantec Ghost, but it can not find the disks and
partitions. I have used it before, created and restored some images a few
months ago. Now I can not access it any longer.

Thanks,


"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "User" <User@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DCD800D7-26A8-4030-9B85-21F7299C2D0B@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> >
> > I am trying to boot in Dos mode, either using a Ghost generated disk, or a
> > system disk created in Win XP. Either way, I can not see the hard drives
> > properly. I can´t access them via the drive letters, for instance.
> >
> > What is happening? How can I correct this?
> >
> > Thanks,
>
> Your post is a little unclear:
>
> - When you say "DOS mode", do you mean DOS as
> an operating system, or do you mean the "Command Prompt"
> (which is not DOS at all!)?
> - What exactly do you mean with a "system disk
> created in WinXP"?
> - What are your partitions, FAT32 or NTFS?
> - What are you actually trying to achieve?
>
>
>
 
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As Thomas Wendell suggested, run ntfsdos to make your NTFS
partitions visible. This should enable you to locate your Ghost
image files.

Personally I do not think that image files should be stored on
the PC's working disk. It defies the purpose of creating images.
I store all my images on removeable disks. This is much, much
safer.


"User" <User@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1E451A61-5396-4A8C-BAC1-D0DC4D9A05B2@microsoft.com...
> Well, I meant command prompt. I said DOS because I created the system disk
> with Win XP, and there used to be a DOS mode...
>
> The "system disk" is a floppy I formatted using the option "create MS-DOS
> initializtion disk".
>
> Some partitions are NTFS, others are FAT.
>
> I am trying to use Symantec Ghost, but it can not find the disks and
> partitions. I have used it before, created and restored some images a few
> months ago. Now I can not access it any longer.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
>
> >
> > "User" <User@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:DCD800D7-26A8-4030-9B85-21F7299C2D0B@microsoft.com...
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I am trying to boot in Dos mode, either using a Ghost generated disk,
or a
> > > system disk created in Win XP. Either way, I can not see the hard
drives
> > > properly. I can´t access them via the drive letters, for instance.
> > >
> > > What is happening? How can I correct this?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> >
> > Your post is a little unclear:
> >
> > - When you say "DOS mode", do you mean DOS as
> > an operating system, or do you mean the "Command Prompt"
> > (which is not DOS at all!)?
> > - What exactly do you mean with a "system disk
> > created in WinXP"?
> > - What are your partitions, FAT32 or NTFS?
> > - What are you actually trying to achieve?
> >
> >
> >
 
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