Drive letter designation (C:) on my primary partition has been lost
Posted on 2006-11-23
My system will not boot. It gets as far as the Windows XP logo with the 'busy bar' going back and forth, hangs for a while, and then reiterates the entire reboot process. Starting in Safe Mode reveals a hang at MUP.DLL.
I booted Partition Magic from a bootable CD and discovered that the primary partition has no drive letter allocated to it. Running FDISK shows the same problem, but I can't seem to do anything about it. I tried PQBOOT, too. (There is also a small partition which is described as FREESPACE. It has no drive letter either)
How can I restore drive letter C without erasing the entire operating system?