How can I change the disk partition type and allow assignment of a drive letter in Windows XP?
Posted on 2006-07-16
I started a UBUNTU 6 (linux) installation which then crashed on my Windows PC (not currently dual boot). The partition I had labelled as the linux swap partition in error is now not "browseable" in Windows. Windows sees it as NTFS but does not allow drive letter assignment or anything else except for deletion. Partition Magic sees it as LINUX SWAP which is clearly wrong but something is telling it that.
I am hoping someone can advise how to correctly mark the partition as NTFS (completely) so that Windows will allow me to browse it as I have used a piece of software called Partition Table Doctor (DEMO) to browse the root and all looks fine. I just need to copy some of the data that was not backed up and I can then delete the partition.