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2002-09-17, 10:23 #1
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Can't see drive letter?
My WinExplorer shows a Drive E, but under my Disk Management it doesn't show.
How can I fix this problem?
2002-09-17, 11:01 #2
Re: Can't see drive letter?
<P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Leif on 17-Sep-02 12:01. )</P>Is it really a 'problem'?
What is Drive E?
From DM Help:
Disk Management supports basic and dynamic disks.
A basic disk is a physical disk that contains primary partitions, extended partitions, or logical drives. Basic disks may also contain spanned volumes (volume sets), mirrored volumes (mirror sets), striped volumes (stripe sets), and RAID-5 volumes (stripe sets with parity) created using Windows NT 4.0 or earlier.
Use basic disks if the computer also runs MS-DOS, Windows 98 or earlier, or Windows NT 4.0 or earlier because these operating systems cannot access dynamic volumes.
A dynamic disk is a physical disk that contains dynamic volumes created using Disk Management. Dynamic disks can contain an unlimited number of volumes, so you are not restricted to four volumes per disk. Dynamic disks cannot contain partitions or logical drives, and dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers.
Use dynamic disks if your computer runs only Windows 2000 and if you want to use more than four volumes per disk, create fault-tolerant volumes such as RAID-5 and mirrored volumes, or extend volumes onto one or more disks.
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Edited to remove erroneous reference to CD drives not being shown <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>Leif
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