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Win95 not shutting down with new drive

By RealGem ·
I've recently added a new fixed disk to a workstation, configured as the slave. I have two problems:

1. Occasionally, the workstation will not finish shutting down. i.e. the "It is now safe to shut down your computer" message does not appear. Powering off the workstation does not appear to do any harm, and the chkdsk does not run the next time the workstation is booted. However, it's annoying.

2. The drive is only 10GB, but Win95 only recognized 8GB. I expected to be able to create two 5GB partitions, but so far have not had any luck.

Any advice?

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Win95 not shutting down with new drive

by dmiles In reply to Win95 not shutting down w ...

First try booting into safe mode and select step by step and select (Y) at the end of each line.
If this does not solve the problem Reference Microsoft knowledgebase article Q145926
Using a third party software may get the full capacity of the hard drive recognized also try updating the BIOS

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by yagar In reply to Win95 not shutting down w ...

Be sure the master/slave settings are correct

Be sure the Jumpers if there are any are set correctly to select the proper drive settings. Some have them for number of heads etc.

Run the newest version of FDISK (from DOS) Be sure it is a win95 version

Select the option for large drives (screen pops up when you start it, asking)

Break the new drive into at least 2 partitions of 5 gigs each. You may need to go smaller depending on the version of 95 that you have. I have always used the policy that each platter in the HD is a drive it's own, so that if you hard drive has 3 platters break it into 3 drives (just a an old fart method :-)).

When this Boots now to windows you will see 2-5 gig drives or whatever you set up.

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by imrankasu In reply to Win95 not shutting down w ...

regarding your second issue, you need to update your BIOS for the system to recognize the full capacity of the newly added drive. the reson behind this is that your current bios may be supporting only 8 gb. beyond this you will require a bios upgrage which you can get from the motherboard manufacturers website. You can also use a disk management software which you can download from the hdd manufacturers site

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by dlw6 In reply to Win95 not shutting down w ...

All the previous answers are good ones.

I want to add that I have used Partition Magic on Win9x and it is a great program to solve partition problems without reloading the entire system.

Don

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Win95 not shutting down with new drive

by jmatt In reply to Win95 not shutting down w ...

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q153/5/50.ASP

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Sorry, I could not get to that document.

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