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    Reinstalled XP - lost e: (3rd HD) (SP1)

    Son reinstalled XP because had for sometime been unable to open Properties for root directories in Win Explorer & unable to change the Share status of the root directories.

    The reinstall fixed those problems, but he can no longer find his e: drive (NTFS), which is a 120GB HD on IDE3 (not set up as Raid). Device Manager does show up an "Unknown Device" which is possibly related to the problem(?)

    Mobo is a Gigabyte GA-7VAX. Has updated BIOS to the latest version, but that has not fixed the problem.

    Any suggestions please?

    David

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    Re: Reinstalled XP - lost e: (3rd HD) (SP1)

    Is the device visible in BIOS?

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    Re: Reinstalled XP - lost e: (3rd HD) (SP1)

    Not in Standard CMOS settings - only IDE1&2 (Master & Slave) show there. Where do you find IDE3&4 in BIOS?

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    Re: Reinstalled XP - lost e: (3rd HD) (SP1)

    Problem was "fixed" by swapping the drive over to IDE4. Unfortunately, the original problem (not able to open drive Properties) has returned.

    We now suspect that one of the programs on the affected disk is causing the problem - most likely one for copying CD images an HD!

    David

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    Re: Reinstalled XP - lost e: (3rd HD) (SP1)

    Did you try to open Properties from Disk Manager? (Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management | Disk Management under Storage | Highlight (click) the partition on the lower right pane | Properties icon on the toolbar)

    Also: are there any problems with Disk Drives and Controllers in Device Manager?

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    Re: Reinstalled XP - lost e: (3rd HD) (SP1)

    Have you run a full A/V scan? Also, AdAware & Spybot? What is the program you're using to copy CDs? Are there any updates for it from the vendor? Is the OS fully patched?

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