Just formatted, heres the deal

  Madboy 15:35 10 Apr 2004
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I formatted my pc (deleted partitions with FDISK) and stuff. Now when i went to make a partition i noticed its used by something called ms-ramdrive. And its contents contain

Attrib.exe
ChkDsk.exe
Debug.exe
Edit.exe
Ext.exe
Format.exe
Help.bat
Mscdex.exe
Restart.exe
Scandisk.exe
Sys.exe

Looks to me like the contents off a Boot Disk, anyway is it safe to delete so i can use Partition Magic to create a new partition. Or Alternatively delete its contents and rename the FAT label?

Cheers

  Madboy 15:54 10 Apr 2004

Please Help ASAP :(

  BurrWalnut 15:59 10 Apr 2004

I would just delete them, besides if you're loading WinXP you'll want to format it to NTFS.

  Madboy 16:02 10 Apr 2004

Im using Win98 SE, so its DEFINITELY SAFE to remove the partition for me to create a new?

  Dumble452 16:19 10 Apr 2004

I think its a virtual drive that Windows sets up as part of the installation process which then disappears when you install Windows 98 (but I may be wrong)

  Madboy 16:39 10 Apr 2004

But Windows 98 SE has been installed, and i cant delete it with Partition Magic ?

  Sunil 17:03 10 Apr 2004

Hello


I want to record some video cassettes on to my computer so I can put them on to DVD disk I have DVD WRITER But I don,t which card I need to install to capture Please tell me which hardware I need.

thanks in advance

  Madboy 17:03 10 Apr 2004

How do i remove it though?

  Madboy 17:09 10 Apr 2004

@ECHO OFF
set EXPAND=YES
SET DIRCMD=/O:N
set LglDrv=27 * 26 Z 25 Y 24 X 23 W 22 V 21 U 20 T 19 S 18 R 17 Q 16 P 15
set LglDrv=%LglDrv% O 14 N 13 M 12 L 11 K 10 J 9 I 8 H 7 G 6 F 5 E 4 D 3 C
cls
call setramd.bat %LglDrv%
set temp=c:set tmp=c:path=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;%RAMD%:\;a:\;%CDROM%:rem - By Windows Setup - copy command.com %RAMD%:\ > NUL
REM - By Windows Setup - set comspec=%RAMD%:\command.com
rem - By Windows Setup - copy extract.exe %RAMD%:\ > NUL
rem - By Windows Setup - copy readme.txt %RAMD%:\ > NUL

:ERROR
IF EXIST ebd.cab GOTO EXT
echo Please insert Windows 98 Startup Disk 2
echo.
pause
GOTO ERROR

:EXT
C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\extract /y /e /l %RAMD%: ebd.cab > NUL
echo The diagnostic tools were successfully loaded to drive %RAMD%.
echo.

IF "%config%"=="NOCD" GOTO QUIT
IF "%config%"=="HELP" GOTO HELP
rem - By Windows Setup - LH C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L:%CDROM%
echo.
GOTO QUIT

:HELP
cls
call help.bat
echo Your computer will now restart and the startup menu will appear.
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo.
restart.com
GOTO QUIT

:QUIT
echo To get help, type HELP and press ENTER.
echo.
rem clean up environment variables
set CDROM=
set LglDrv=
mode con codepage prepare=((850) C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ega.cpi)
mode con codepage select=850
keyb uk,,C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keyboard.sys

  Madboy 17:10 10 Apr 2004

rem Moved by Windows Setup - please do not load any drivers above the following line
device=aspi4dos.sys

[menu]
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
menuitem=HELP, View the Help file.
menudefault=CD,30
menucolor=7,0

[CD]
device=C:\WINDOWS\himem.sys /testmem:off
device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=btdosm.sys
device=flashpt.sys
device=btcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=aspi2dos.sys
device=aspi8dos.sys
device=aspi8u2.sys
device=aspicd.sys /D:mscd001

[NOCD]
device=C:\WINDOWS\himem.sys /testmem:off

[HELP]
device=C:\WINDOWS\himem.sys /testmem:off
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\setver.exe

[COMMON]
dos=high,umb
devicehigh=C:\WINDOWS\ramdrive.sys /E 2048
lastdrive=z
install=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\mode.com con cp prepare=((850) ega.cpi)
install=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\mode.com con cp select=850
install=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\keyb.com uk,,keyboard.sys
device=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\display.sys con=(ega,,1)
Country=044,850,C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\country.sys

  Madboy 17:12 10 Apr 2004

"You've most probably corrupted your Master Boot Record. You said something about copying boot files over to your hard disk. If you have overwritten what was already there then you'll need to use the boot disk to boot up your computer each time you start.

You could try and repair your MBR. Do the following at the DOS prompt from the boot disk:

A:\>fdisk /mbr
A:\>Scandisk C:
A:\>Sys C:

That should restore your MBR and boot files.

Rembmber to keep a backup cos things can get messy if theres a problem when writing to the MBR."

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