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Re: oops, another isue

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I had loaded smardrv but I apparently didn't do something right.
It is on the main drive.  When I started the i386 winnt, it said it
couldn't see smartdrv and it suggested starting smartdrv and then
proceed with setup.

When I had previously tried to start smartdrv, it asked for a ...uh
gosh, can't remember what it is called but it is an extension letter
that tells smartdrv what kind of scan to do.  I had no idea.  All of
the choices were confusing.

And it did take forever to load but then had an error that it didn't
work essentially.

So now I have to pull the hdd from tablet and I guess put smartdrv
inside the i386 folder.  But I still don't know how to run it and at the
same time install i386.  Any suggestions?

Thanks so much for hanging with me kony!!

Re: oops, another isue

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:31:58 -0500, "jenny"

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Smartdrive is not required to do what you need to do, it
just makes the process much faster by providing a cache for
the files.

The typical way smartdrv is used is to create an
autoexec.bat and config.sys file on the drive you're
booting, and include smartdrv.exe and himem.sys on the drive
as well.  Then when the system is booted from that drive,
smartdrive loads automatically, until windows installation
has progressed far enough to take control of the boot
process which it will automatically after it is done with
the first stage of setup and tells you it's going to reboot.

Autoexec.bat and config.sys are standard text files,
autoexec.bat has "smartdrv.exe" as the only line
config.sys has "device=himem.sys" as the only line.

You could specify more parameters for smartdrive but it
isn't necessary, the above will suffice.

Re: oops, another isue

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Thanks, I hope to get back to this problem tomorrow.  Other
alligators starting nipping at me and had to be beat back.

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