|Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2000 - 6:26 pm: |
I created some new partitions on my brand spanking new 20Gb HDD, D:, E:, F:, i thought this is all good and proper, but when i reboot and load up windows it has more drives than i did b4 (i have hidden D: as it's for the swap file) E:, F:, G: ?? F: and G: seem to the ones i created as they're labeled, but E: just appeared from nowhere and is unlabeled, it's also the same size as G: (i hope everyone's following).
How can i fix this problem?
http://www.bishman.co.nz/drive.JPG if you're interested in seeing what it looks like
|Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2000 - 2:41 pm: |
i'm assuming you have a cd-rom drive and a usb zip drive. these would be only natural for the system to recognize these. if you have other drives, please mention them as i would like to know how many drives and\or partitions you have on each one.
it would help.
|Posted on Monday, April 24, 2000 - 6:06 pm: |
Do these drivers also appear if you shut down into DOS mode? If not, then its a Windows driver issue, maybe with your IDE drivers, or you CD ROM driver.
Most likely its the CD ROM driver, I have seen where the MSCDEX loads in the autoexec, causing windows to see the CD ROM twice, but I have never seen this happen with hard drives so I am just guessing.
Hope it helps.
PS Maybe a virus? Since this is such weird behaviour it might be worth a scan.