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    Lost Drive

    I recently upgraded a Dell 200 with two 1.9GB hard drives from Win 95 to Win98 2nd ed. The process seems to have gone smooth but something weird happened in the process. The D: drive disappeared from Windows.

    I can see the drive insall during the post screens. Windows sees the drive as a device connected and functioning in the System Properties/Device Options box. I noticed under drive details that the drive has no letter designation.

    How do I get the drive letters back?

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    Re: Lost Drive

    Thanks for the reply.
    This is an inherited system... so it could be that D: had been double spaced.
    The answer to the rest is no.

    If this was the case, what are the solutions?

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    Re: Lost Drive

    A few things spring to mind on your lost D:

    Pardon if some seem silly.

    Did you install to D: and "skip" c:?
    Did you partition D: ?
    Format D: ?
    Was d: doublespaced and NOW c: does not
    load the drivers?

    Monkey Virus on D: ?

    Does the CD Rom drive work, if so what letter does it
    appear as?

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    zeus
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    Re: Lost Drive

    You could try this:

    Run fdisk on d:, then format it.

    There will be no data survival though.

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    Re: Lost Drive

    Yikes.... how did I know this was going to be the answer? Good thing I backed up the data first...

    Thanks.

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