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Lost one logical driver

Posted on 2001-08-31
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I couldn't find logical driver F from windows explore. I have one hard driver which I splited it to 4 logical drivers (C, D, E, F). I use win2k pro operating system.
I checked computer management and I found driver F but it didn't show driver letter F. I did change driver letter and path but it would not work.

Any solution?

Thanks.

Qi
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by:Longbow
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Do you see the F: partition but not the letter ?
Is it formatted ?
Is the option hidden set for this drive in Computer Management ?
May be you use Partition Magic and this partition is set to Hidden.
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by:kahlean
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Is it possible to come up with 4 logical drive. If i am not msitaken you can have only four partition, which inclusive of a single primary and 3 logical partition.

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by:patch575
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F would be the third logical partition because there are only 4 partitions and C is obviously the Primary partition.  
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dew_associates earned 100 total points
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Windows 2000 will only permit 4 physical partitions with one, the last, having a logical drive. You cannot have 1 physical partition and then 3 logical drives. There is no such thing as a logical partition.

You will need to remove all of the partitions you have and create 3 physical partitions and then use the 4th as a logical drive. Then do a new install of Windows 2000. The only possible way around this is to use Partition Magic to re-do the partitions.

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by:qlu
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Hi All,

Thanks your response.
I just restart my PC and went to last good configuration, then F driver show up. Before I got that problem, The F driver always show up. When I did user profile set up, I got lost the driver F. I don't know why?

Anyway thanks again.

Qi
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by:dew_associates
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I gave you the answer as to why this happened above!
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by:cempasha
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Hi qlu
This question is still open and needs to be closed. If any of the comments above helped you, please accept it as an answer. If not please send an update about your issue so that the question can be finalised. Thank you

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by:dew_associates
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This one should be closed Pasha, he received the answer.
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