Re: EZ-Bios

Re: EZ-Bios


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Posted by CRiZP on July 22, 2001 at 08:45:55:

In Reply to: EZ-Bios posted by Glenn Thornborrow on July 17, 2001 at 20:07:48:

Hi! I know the EZ-Bios very well, so try the following (i haven't done exactly this procedure though, it's only 'theory', but it's pretty simple and it should work;and plz email me if it worked, it would also give me kinda 'second-hand-experience' thx ;).

First: why cant you boot drive A? It does not depend upon the EZ-Bios if you can boot up drive A or not, it's in the BIOS. Try setting the BIOS parameters to boot primarily from drive A. Then you can use that computer as the 'computer that is bootable' that i'm referring to in the next paragraph; for the case this doesn't work (but i can't imagine how it should be impossible setting up a PC's BIOS to boot from Drive A...) use another computer that boots up, either from a HD or a boot disk. The boot disk must contain 'fdisk.exe' and 'format.com'.

Put the drive(s) (one after the other, not both at the same time!) with the EZ-BIOS as SLAVES into a computer that is ready to boot, doesn't matter if from floppy or HD. Boot this computer, run FDISK and remove ALL partitions from the SLAVE drive (the one that has the EZ-Bios installed).

Re-FORMATTING WON'T DO, you MUST REMOVE the partitions. (If FDISK refuses to remove certain partitions, use another partitioning utility like PartitionMagic).
Then create a new partition, format this partition, go into the DOS-Shell, switch to that drive (D: probably or whatever) and type 'fdisk /mbr'.
This should send EZ-BIOS to hell (or heaven?? ;)

Ok... hope this works (it should). If you have any questions or it still didn't work feel free to email me i'll help you out (I have just done all sorts of EZ-BIOS stuff some weeks ago while setting up network workstation computers...). It's crizp@claranet.de

peace,
CRiZP


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