I just got this computer as a HP Refurbished unit. It has a WD10EADS 1TB SATA drive, as well as a HP SATA DVD-RAM drive. I have tried to boot to FreeDOS to run some command line utilities and cannot access either the WD hard disk or the HP DVD by drive letters. They are completely invisible it seems, which I find ODD because the OS booted from the DVD drive, yet no drive letter to search for files I need…
My question relates to the existence or non-existence of DOS level drivers for the SATA drives. Where can I find DOS drivers for the WD drive? I’ve tried switching the BIOS entry for the SATA controller back to IDE mode, but still, neither drive is recognized by drive letter.
Also, does WD support their own hard drives that are installed in HP machines? Or does HP control that sector of the world too? I tried running the Lifeguard DOS version on the WD10EADS drive and it said no drive found, error code 0120.