From: Michael W. Godfrey (migod_at_plg2.math.uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 09:35:45 EDT
I went ahead and bought an 18G Toshiba HDD for my TP600E.
I would like to do a clean install of the original (Win98) software from
the emergency disk rather than a drive copy -- my old HDD has lots of junk,
including an aborted install of NT4 that I don't wish to keep.
My idea was to use the emergency CDROM to reinstall everything (Win98 plus
TP specific goodies), then get updated TP drivers, re-install my apps, and
then move over the (relatively small amount) of personal data that I
have already copied onto my desktop machine.
BUT ... when I insert the recovery CD, it starts up then flashes a complaint
of "invalid drive specification" (or something similar -- it disappears too
quickly to be sure), and dumps me at the A: prompt.
Any ideas what Ive done wrong? Does the emergency CD assume I'm using the
orginal 6Gig HDD?
For "fun" I went ahead and did a small Linux installation and got it all
working fine, so the drive seems OK.
Any hints greatly appreciated!
-- Mike G.
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