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Riu Abraham
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2002 - 10:52 am:   

My 20GB harddrive had been partitioned into 5-C:, D:, E:, F: and G: each with 5GB.I have installed Windows98SE.Now I tried to join the last three (E,F and G) into a single partition in Partition Magic 6.0 it shows a partition table error.But I have no problem running Windows.What can the error be????Please help...
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 2:56 am:   

Maybe if you can (if you don't mind wiping the partitions) try to format E,F & G then joining.
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 12:26 pm:   

I have a new 1.5 GHz machine. Installed two hard drives and partitionend both drives into (4) partitions. Next I installed an Iomega 100MB Zip internal drive. When I re-set the computer the drive letters change inserting the Zip drive as drive "E"

Checking the prefrences, the drive letter assignment for the Zip is greyed out not allowing me to properly move the Zip to drive "K" where it belongs.

In addition I do have a DVD/CDROM assigned and working as letter "L"

The only thing I am able to do to recover the original drive letters is disconnect the Zip drive and re-start the maching.

Apparently there is a BIOS setting that I have not figured out. Can you offer help? The system board is the PM10-EC and the bios is the AWARD BIOS
The platform is Windows 98SE.

Many thanks

Bob e-Mail
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 8:19 pm:   

There's no cmos setting that I'm aware of.
How are the drives installed? Are the hard drives on ide 1 and the cd-rom and zip drive on ide 2? That's the way I would set them. Check and make sure the master/slave settings are correct.
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 11:51 pm:   

have you run the iomega iomegaware utility to reconfigure the drive letter assignments? the other thing i see you have is a lot of partitions. what os are you running? win 2k? and how are the original partitions set up exactly when you did it.
Bob Morton
Posted on Friday, October 25, 2002 - 6:28 am:   

Drives are set correctly. Prior to Partitioning the Zip drive did address the correct Drive letter. However, the Preferences did not allow for changing the Drive letter. Yes, I did install the Iomega software and this also failed to allow re assigning the drive letters. Also, the drive are correctly assignes as noted Primary and the Zip slave.

As far as partitions volume I have many more on another computer a PIII 600 with two Hard drives, and a port Zip 100 MB plus an internal 250 Zip with a 48X CDRom and a external HP 8200 Plus generating drives from a,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r and S for Virtual V for CDROM and W for the External CD RW and everything works great but now old and somewhat slow by todays standards.

The partioning works great for specific functions permitting rapid Ghosting backups and much quicker Disk Doctoring and Defragin as needed.

Sure would like more insight to the drive assignment takeover now being experienced. Thanks Bob
Posted on Friday, October 25, 2002 - 1:52 pm:   

mmm. you said zip is on the primary slave? try to put it on the secondary slave. then see what it does. if there is a cd rom drive there on secondary, make sure the cd is the master otherwise, set the zip as master. put the 2 hard drives on the primary (master and slave).

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