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Problem starting programs after using Gparted

I used Gparted on an NTFS volume that had four partitions: in order, diagnostic, recovery, OS/boot, and data. I deleted the recovery partition, moved the OS partition to the left to take advantage of the space, shrunk the OS partition, and then moved and expanded the data partition.

Everything seemed to go fine until I booted into Windows (Windows 7 x64, to be specific). I am now getting errors when I attempt to start  SickBeard, CouchPotato, and XBMC. The error in each case is the same: "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk5\DR5."

I opened up SickBeard's config.ini file, but could find no reference to DR5. I haven't really come up with any other ideas. Any insight into what would have caused this error and how to fix it would be much appreciated.
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can u pls update ur drivers..
before updating check virus on ur drivers
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I'd try uninstalling those apps and then reinstall them.
IT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Looks like as these programs knew somehow about the number of partitions on your HDD. As you deleted one partition they continue addressing the old structure.
The easiest way to fix this issue is reinstalling the applications. A bit complex way is going to Registry and looking there what DR5 drive is.
BTW, did the drive letter order change since you deleted partition?
reinstall related application and try.
The problem ended up being that Windows reassigned drive letters, assigning the letter that had been assigned to my data partition to one of the slots on my memory card reader. What made it so confusing was that every program I use that uses that partition (sab, xbmc, sb, cp) use Linux-style volume references, and I have basically no Linux experience.


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I managed to figure it out on my own.
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

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BTW, did the drive letter order change since you deleted partition?

Didn't I ask you if the drive letter order was changed?