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Cannot access Pacific Rim Systems external drive in MS-DOS

Article ID: 101497

Article Last Modified on 4/21/2005


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

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After you upgrade to MS-DOS, you may not be able to access a Pacific Rim Systems external floppy disk drive on an IBM PS/2 computer. Pacific Rim Systems has confirmed that no workaround is available currently.


For more information, including driver updates, contact Pacific Rim Systems.

Any attempt to access the external floppy disk drive generates activity on the other floppy disk drive(s) and generates the prompt for the external floppy drive. For example, if drive B designates a Pacific Rim Systems external floppy disk drive, drive A is activated with a B command prompt, and information in drive A is displayed.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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