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    USB disk marked active (Win XP sp2)

    My configuration:
    Main hard drive is partitioned into C (all programmes and operation system) and D (all data)
    I have 3 USB drives hanging off my pc, used for backups, plus the usual DVD drive
    In computer management>disk management...
    C is marked "healthy" & "system"
    D is marked "healthy"
    but I have just noticed that while two of the USB drives are only marked "healthy", one of them is marked as "healthy" & "active"

    I thought that the C drive should be marked "active" as the drive with the records the PC needs to boots up from - or have i got it wrong?
    I don't have any issues with the PC starting up but occasionally it seems to hang and the only way I can get it back is by unplugging the USB drives
    It also boots fine without any USB drives connected
    I just want to make sure I haven't got a little time bomb waiting to go off
    Anyone advise me?
    Mike

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    Re: USB disk marked active (Win XP sp2)

    Welcome to the Lounge!

    You should be fine. There is a hierarchy of substatuses when Healthy is the primary status. From How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP:

    "For a complete list of disk and volume status descriptions and troubleshooting procedures, see Disk Management Help. In the Disk Management snap-in or Computer Management window, click Help on the Action menu. "

    You should look at the volume status description.

    Joe
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    Re: USB disk marked active (Win XP sp2)

    Thanks Joe
    Mike

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