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a b G Storage
February 8, 2005 9:37:09 PM

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This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened to 3 different hard drives used for extra
storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I delete the partition, create a partition and I'm
back to normal. But something is causing it. I Googled it and read lots, but not really any solutions.
Any suggestions? Using W2k pro with latest updates. Drives are 80 gig each and the cmos is old. But I
was using these drives before (over 200 gigs total) with no problems. I was renaming the drives and
changing the drive letters. I wonder if this could have caused problems or if its generally not
recommended?
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 8, 2005 9:37:10 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

More details please. How were you renaming the drives and changing
letters? In win2k? Using Partition Magic?

IMF


Frank W. wrote:
> This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened to 3
different hard drives used for extra
> storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I delete the
partition, create a partition and I'm
> back to normal. But something is causing it. I Googled it and read
lots, but not really any solutions.
> Any suggestions? Using W2k pro with latest updates. Drives are 80
gig each and the cmos is old. But I
> was using these drives before (over 200 gigs total) with no problems.
I was renaming the drives and
> changing the drive letters. I wonder if this could have caused
problems or if its generally not
> recommended?
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 9, 2005 12:47:20 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

I was renaming the drives by right clicking / Rename in Windows
Explorer using Win2k.

> More details please. How were you renaming the drives and changing
> letters? In win2k? Using Partition Magic?
>
> > This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened to 3
> > different hard drives used for extra storage. So I know its not the
> > hard drives. Usually I delete the partition, create a partition and
> > I'm back to normal. But something is causing it. I Googled it and
> > read lots, but not really any solutions. Any suggestions? Using
> > W2k pro with latest updates. Drives are 80 gig each and the cmos
> > is old. But I was using these drives before (over 200 gigs total)
> > with no problems. I was renaming the drives and changing the
> > drive letters. I wonder if this could have caused problems or if
> > its generally not recommended?
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Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 9, 2005 3:18:49 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

"Frank W." <reply_to_newsgroup@please.ccom> wrote in message news:36t46rF53qrhnU1@individual.net
> This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened to 3 different hard drives used for extra
> storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I delete the partition, create a partition and I'm
> back to normal. But something is causing it.

> I Googled it and read lots, but not really any solutions.

I didn't give any? I'm almost sure I did.

> Any suggestions? Using W2k pro with latest updates. Drives are 80 gig each and the cmos is old. But I
> was using these drives before (over 200 gigs total) with no problems. I was renaming the drives and
> changing the drive letters. I wonder if this could have caused problems or if its generally not
> recommended?
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 10, 2005 1:26:08 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

> > This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened to 3 different hard drives used for
extra
> > storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I delete the partition, create a partition and
I'm
> > back to normal. But something is causing it. Any suggestions? Using W2k pro with latest updates.
Drives > > are 80 gig each and the cmos is old. But I was using these drives before (over 200 gigs
total) with no
> > problems. I was renaming the drives and changing the drive letters. I wonder if this could have
caused
> > problems or if its generally not recommended? I Googled it and read lots, but not really any
solutions.
>
> I didn't give any? I'm almost sure I did.

If could give a suggestion here that would be great.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 10, 2005 5:35:50 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

You say the CMOS is old. I assume then you are using ez-bios to access
your drive. I have been told by the Maxtor tech people that Win2k and
ez-bios are incompatible. Period. They are adamant about that, and will
tell you that any problems you have will be because of that. Sure, I
have gotten them to work, but results can be unpredictable and things
can disappear. It has happened to me. They won't even entertain a
solution, other than getting an ATA controller card. So, if that is
your situation, that may be your solution.

Irwin


Frank W. wrote:
> > > This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened
to 3 different hard drives used for
> extra
> > > storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I delete
the partition, create a partition and
> I'm
> > > back to normal. But something is causing it. Any suggestions?
Using W2k pro with latest updates.
> Drives > > are 80 gig each and the cmos is old. But I was using
these drives before (over 200 gigs
> total) with no
> > > problems. I was renaming the drives and changing the drive
letters. I wonder if this could have
> caused
> > > problems or if its generally not recommended? I Googled it and
read lots, but not really any
> solutions.
> >
> > I didn't give any? I'm almost sure I did.
>
> If could give a suggestion here that would be great.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 10, 2005 11:16:00 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

If your bios is 1998 and your drives are 80gig, then you probably have
ezbios on all of them, and all of the same things can happen. I am not
sure this is the problem, but your idea of setting up and leaving
things along seems wise.

IMF


Frank W. wrote:
> > You say the CMOS is old. I assume then you are using ez-bios to
access
> > your drive.
>
> Motherboard: ASUS P2B rev 1.04
>
> Award Modular Bios v4.51 PG ACPI Bios Revision 1006
>
> 10/09/98 i440BX
>
>
>
> Does that help? Remember that I have had it happen with 3 different
hard drives.
>
> In case renaming and changing the drive letter has led to problems, I
have ceased to do both.
>
>
> > I have been told by the Maxtor tech people that Win2k and
> > ez-bios are incompatible. Period. They are adamant about that, and
will
> > tell you that any problems you have will be because of that. Sure,
I
> > have gotten them to work, but results can be unpredictable and
things
> > can disappear. It has happened to me. They won't even entertain a
> > solution, other than getting an ATA controller card. So, if that is
> > your situation, that may be your solution.
> >
> > > > > This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has
happened
> > to 3 different hard drives used for
> > > extra
> > > > > storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I
delete
> > the partition, create a partition and
> > > I'm
> > > > > back to normal. But something is causing it. Any
suggestions?
> > Using W2k pro with latest updates.
> > > Drives > > are 80 gig each and the cmos is old. But I was using
> > these drives before (over 200 gigs
> > > total) with no
> > > > > problems. I was renaming the drives and changing the drive
> > letters. I wonder if this could have
> > > caused
> > > > > problems or if its generally not recommended? I Googled it
and
> > read lots, but not really any
> > > solutions.
> > > >
> > > > I didn't give any? I'm almost sure I did.
> > >
> > > If could give a suggestion here that would be great.
> >
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 10, 2005 1:01:10 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

> You say the CMOS is old. I assume then you are using ez-bios to access
> your drive.

Motherboard: ASUS P2B rev 1.04

Award Modular Bios v4.51 PG ACPI Bios Revision 1006

10/09/98 i440BX



Does that help? Remember that I have had it happen with 3 different hard drives.

In case renaming and changing the drive letter has led to problems, I have ceased to do both.


> I have been told by the Maxtor tech people that Win2k and
> ez-bios are incompatible. Period. They are adamant about that, and will
> tell you that any problems you have will be because of that. Sure, I
> have gotten them to work, but results can be unpredictable and things
> can disappear. It has happened to me. They won't even entertain a
> solution, other than getting an ATA controller card. So, if that is
> your situation, that may be your solution.
>
> > > > This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened
> to 3 different hard drives used for
> > extra
> > > > storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I delete
> the partition, create a partition and
> > I'm
> > > > back to normal. But something is causing it. Any suggestions?
> Using W2k pro with latest updates.
> > Drives > > are 80 gig each and the cmos is old. But I was using
> these drives before (over 200 gigs
> > total) with no
> > > > problems. I was renaming the drives and changing the drive
> letters. I wonder if this could have
> > caused
> > > > problems or if its generally not recommended? I Googled it and
> read lots, but not really any
> > solutions.
> > >
> > > I didn't give any? I'm almost sure I did.
> >
> > If could give a suggestion here that would be great.
>
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 11, 2005 6:15:09 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

"Frank W." <reply_to_newsgroup@please.ccom> wrote in message news:37063tF55e6icU1@individual.net
> > > This is displayed when I try to use the drive. It has happened to 3 different hard drives used for extra
> > > storage. So I know its not the hard drives. Usually I delete the partition, create a partition and I'm
> > > back to normal. But something is causing it. Any suggestions? Using W2k pro with latest updates.
> > > Drives are 80 gig each and the cmos is old. But I was using these drives before (over 200 gigs total) with
> > > no problems. I was renaming the drives and changing the drive letters. I wonder if this could have caused
> > > problems or if its generally not recommended? I Googled it and read lots, but not really any solutions.
> >
> > I didn't give any? I'm almost sure I did.
>
> If could give a suggestion here that would be great.

Run Findpart. Check under bootsector (BS) column.
March 23, 2009 5:12:46 AM

Hi!

I don't know if you have solved you problem, but this happened to me and what did I do was to run a check disk:

<prompt> CHKDSK E: /F /R /X

and bamb! problem solved!

Hope this help! :) 
!