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    New Drive Letter Mystery

    A friend has a system running WIN 98 SE. He has his hard drive partitioned into 8 drives - suddenly he found an extra drive with O bytes. Norton Antivirus alerted him that his boot records had changed. Norton can't scan the new drive "because it is locked". The new drive became F and pushed the other drives up one letter. Any idea how this could have happened.

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    Re: New Drive Letter Mystery

    Hi
    Have you changed any settings in the BIOS lately, especially enabling autoseek of an IDE slot (eg Secondary Slave) that was not there before?

    Rgds

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    Re: New Drive Letter Mystery

    If it's not too scary, go to DOS (either open one in windows or boot to DOS) and run fdisk. Select the option to display partitions, select to see logical drives in extended partition. The partition F: should be shown. If it appears as there, but 0 bytes, you could try deleting it. I would make sure you have backed up EVERYTHING first <img src=/S/disk.gif border=0 alt=disk width=15 height=15>, 'cos I certainly have no idea how it happened in the first place <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15> Won't do any harm to just look, though. <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>
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