I have a Windows XP Pro (SP2) on a 2.8 GHz dual core machine with 512 MB RAM (new as of 3 months ago).
I have an extra hard drive (from my previous PC) set up as a slave that I use for: 1) back up of critical files from my C: drive (this is partitioned as F:); and 2) the bulk of my Virtual Memory PageFile.sys (this is partitioned as G:). All drives are set up as Basic NTFS. For some reason, this slave drive is not visible in Windows Explorer unless I do a cold boot – if the system is just restarted, it does not see this drive (and my PageFile is not properly set up either).
I appreciate any insights.