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    CF fixed disk utility

    Does anyone have the utility that tells a CF card that its a fixed disk drive? I believe its called atcfwchg.com

    I've cant seem to run bootprep on my 1GB cf card. It keeps saying the drive is protected. I can fdisk and format it though. Anyone have this file? Thanks

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    what card do you have? I've run bootprep on removable drives before and I never got such an error. are you using a 40 conductor cable with your ide adapter?

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    I have a SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, using the CF slot built into my mobo, its using the slave position on the secondary IDE channel. Its a permission error of some kind. I can see the CF as if it were a fixed disk in DOS, but in windows is still shows as a removable drive. Is this correct?

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    yeah, it's just Windows that has the issue with fixed vs removable. what letter does your drive get assigned? whichever that is, that's what you need to use, i.e. "bootprep /dn" n being your drive letter. your mobo's cf slot doesn't have some kind of write protection does it? you sure the cf slot is on the IDE bus, right?

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    I'm running bootprep correctly, its assigning C to the drive. I wouldnt think its write protected if I can fdisk and format it. The CF slot is on the secondary IDE channel, I've tried master and slave. Do you have that utility?

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    What system board to you have ? If MII10000 then I don't think BIOS will see the drive as an IDE device.. therefore poot prep wont work..


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    My board supports booting from the CF slot. I just need the utility.

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    I'm in need of this too, I'm using the slot built into my MB, I can boot to it, but need to mark it as fixed. could someone send it to me please

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    Didn't notice this thread.....

    I'm would like a copy of the utility too.

    michaelergud at gmail.com

    Thanks

    /Michael

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    I could use a copy of this too if it's still going around.

    gregwoods2k at gmail.com

    many thanks
    //gman

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