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EZ Bios Problem - A: drive not available

By wprejean ·
On my old Gateway Computer, I upgraded my Bios, but I had WD's EZ Bios running. I goofed up and let the Bios Upgrade run incorrectly (without using the EZ Bios key sequence). Now, when I boot up, it says my Disk Controller (for my A: drive) is notworking. It was working before the Bios upgrade. Other than that it's working decently (as I said, it's an old PC). I'd like to reformat my machine and re-load windows, but can't do it without the ability to use a boot disk. I'm running Win 98 SE. I tried to boot to a CD, but my Bios looks like it doesn't have that option. What are my options at this point?

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to EZ Bios Problem - A: driv ...

Try doing an FDISK /MBR, that may remove EZ-Bios. Also, If you are still using a WD harddrive, you should be able to uninstall using WD's software. Check their website for specific instructions.

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by wprejean In reply to EZ Bios Problem - A: driv ...

The command was useful, but the only way to uninstall EZBios was to boot to a floppy, and I can't access the floppy

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by Paul Majestic In reply to EZ Bios Problem - A: driv ...

Also check to be sure you have your floppy drive properly configured in BIOS.

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by wprejean In reply to EZ Bios Problem - A: driv ...

Thanks, but everytime I correct it in the Bios, then re-boot, it gets removed.

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to EZ Bios Problem - A: driv ...

When you did the bios upgrade, did you "Flash" it or replaced the chip. If your flashed it, unhook your hard drive from the system, this should disable the EZBios drivers and then see if your floppy works. If it does, this may help you. First, reflash your bios to make sure that it is clean. Reconnect your harddrive, boot the computer to a DOS prompt. Change to the C:\windows\command directory and find the deltree file. If you find it use this command deltree /y c:\*.*. This should wipethe entire c: drive and if you have the drive partitioned, the other partitions will not be touched.

Insert your boot disk and shut down. Enter your bios and change your boot up sequence to with a: listed first. Save your settings and see if itwill boot to a:. If so, you're done.

One other thought. The old Gateways will see a 4 gig partition. If you have a large drive, when you boot with the win98 disk, use fdisk, set the partitions to large and then do 4 gig increments and throw theWD EZBios disk in the trash!

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by wprejean In reply to EZ Bios Problem - A: driv ...

I did flash the bios upgrade. I haven't tried all the suggestions yet, but that's what I plan to do - at least unplugging the hard drives to verify that there is not a floppy controller failure.

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by wprejean In reply to EZ Bios Problem - A: driv ...

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