Everex, Priam Partitions, and MS-DOS 5.0 (73611)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
This article was previously published under Q73611
According to Everex technical support, the only way to upgrade to MS-DOS
version 5.0 if the partition is not accessible by MS-DOS 5.0 is to low-
level format the drive. This applies to drives partitioned with Everex or
Priam partitioning software prior to upgrading to MS-DOS 5.0.
Section 2.1 of the README.TXT file that comes with Microsoft MS-DOS 5
Upgrade discusses Priam and Everex partitioning software. It suggests
installing to floppy disks and then checking to see if the partitions
are accessible by MS-DOS 5.0. It does not explain what to do in the
event that the partitions are inaccessible. Before trying a low-level
format, do the following:
• Back up the hard drive using the previous version of MS-DOS, or a
third party backup/restore utility such as Norton's Backup, PC Tools
Backup, or FastBack.
• Attempt to delete the partitions with MS-DOS 5.0 FDISK.EXE.
• If you can delete the partitions, re-create new ones using
FDISK.EXE, and then format the drive. If you cannot delete the
partitions, low-level format the drive and then partition the
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