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How do I get rid of the "extra" hard drive?

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April 8, 2004 12:11:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

On the way to the annual OS reconstruction I had to do some stuff I am
still not clear what it was. I have 2 fixed (internal) drives, 3
FireWire (1394) drives, one CD-RW and one DVD drive. Had to
repartition drive C, because of the NTFS format (my Win 2K is an
upgrade from 98), re-installed the OS (Win 2K Pro) with SP4. Now the
drive letter assignments, as seen with the Disk Management are:

Disk 0 - C: (fixed) (NTFS)
Disk 1 - G: (fixed) (FAT32)
Disk 3 - H: (1394) (FAT32)
Disk 4 - I: (1394) - to be formatted after I recover the data with
R-Studio NTFS
Disk 5 - J: (1394) (NTFS)
CD-ROM 0 - E (DVD)
CD-ROM 1 - F (CD-ROM)
CD-ROM 3 - D (DVD)

Notice that D exists as a second DVD - when in fact, I have no second
physical DVD drive. Drive D: used to be the second fixed drive, but
during the install I "lost it" so in order to "see" its contents I had
to rename it G.

I can see them all with Windows Explorer, but, if I try to access D: I
get "Insert a CD in the drive." Ditto for drive E (which exists as a
physical drive). Once I do that, I might as well reboot, because
everything will start crawling and will never see the contents of
whatever CD I insert I the DVD drive. In effect, the DVD drive has
become useless. When recovering files from one of the external 1394s,
I see that R-Studio refers to drive D as a "Stealth DVD."

What in the world is a Stealth DVD and how do I kill it? How do I fix
the problem? Is it an improper letter assignment (software) or has the
physical DVD drive gone south??

PLEASE help. This is driving me nuts. I am really not looking forward
to either having to re-install the OS, or to buying another DVD drive
for this aging P-3.

Thanks in advance.

Best,

Andrew

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA
rozsa@usa.invalid

More about : rid extra hard drive

April 9, 2004 8:10:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

You could I guess do a repair install of Win2k, having removed all the
connections to to yr other drives, other than the cd; then reconnect and
reinstall them one by one

"Andrew J. Rozsa" <rozsa@usa.invalid> wrote in message
news:p pja705dkko7jj3irpoi0d70hif9ki5ofo@4ax.com...
> On the way to the annual OS reconstruction I had to do some stuff I am
> still not clear what it was. I have 2 fixed (internal) drives, 3
> FireWire (1394) drives, one CD-RW and one DVD drive. Had to
> repartition drive C, because of the NTFS format (my Win 2K is an
> upgrade from 98), re-installed the OS (Win 2K Pro) with SP4. Now the
> drive letter assignments, as seen with the Disk Management are:
>
> Disk 0 - C: (fixed) (NTFS)
> Disk 1 - G: (fixed) (FAT32)
> Disk 3 - H: (1394) (FAT32)
> Disk 4 - I: (1394) - to be formatted after I recover the data with
> R-Studio NTFS
> Disk 5 - J: (1394) (NTFS)
> CD-ROM 0 - E (DVD)
> CD-ROM 1 - F (CD-ROM)
> CD-ROM 3 - D (DVD)
>
> Notice that D exists as a second DVD - when in fact, I have no second
> physical DVD drive. Drive D: used to be the second fixed drive, but
> during the install I "lost it" so in order to "see" its contents I had
> to rename it G.
>
> I can see them all with Windows Explorer, but, if I try to access D: I
> get "Insert a CD in the drive." Ditto for drive E (which exists as a
> physical drive). Once I do that, I might as well reboot, because
> everything will start crawling and will never see the contents of
> whatever CD I insert I the DVD drive. In effect, the DVD drive has
> become useless. When recovering files from one of the external 1394s,
> I see that R-Studio refers to drive D as a "Stealth DVD."
>
> What in the world is a Stealth DVD and how do I kill it? How do I fix
> the problem? Is it an improper letter assignment (software) or has the
> physical DVD drive gone south??
>
> PLEASE help. This is driving me nuts. I am really not looking forward
> to either having to re-install the OS, or to buying another DVD drive
> for this aging P-3.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Best,
>
> Andrew
>
> --
>
>
> Birmingham, Alabama, USA
> rozsa@usa.invalid
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