Mystery "F" drive in Explorer (My Computer)
Posted on 1998-01-17
I just installed a new 4.3 gig Western Digital EIDE drive into my system. I originally had one 1.2 Gig drive (seagate). I partitioned the new drive into 3 equal sizes, D drive being the primary dos partition, e drive extended dos parition (logical) and f drive the same as e. Windows 95 detected these new drives at boot up and moved my cd rom to G. For some reason, the e and f drive could not use long file names (strange), so I used fdisk to delete all previous info and create a D and E drive of 2.15 Gig each. I formated these drives and everything worked fine. Then I realized that window's 95 Still had my cd rom as the G drive and showed a "mystery" F drive with 0 bytes capacity, this "F" drive has the CD rom icon.
The system likes to hang when I first boot up and try to use explorer or my computer, obviously trying to resolve this hardware discrepency. Apparently the resolution is to create the phantam "F" drive.
I can't figure out how to fix it, I want to get rid of the f drive and move my cdrom back f, where it should be.
Background info: I installed the 4 new 16 MB EDO modules the same day (seems to be working fine). I've never had any hardware or software trouble to date (1 year).
Any information on this matter would be greatly appreciated.