Weird issue, 1 hard drive shows as 2 drives
Hey everyone. Hope you can help me out with this issue I’m having. I just had to rebuild my PC. Specs - Athlon XP 1800, 1.5GB of RAM, 60GB HD for the OS (C: drive), and 160GB for data (D: drive), Win XP Pro SP2, all windows updates. I noticed after installing some of my programs and Windows updates, my D: drive is now being mirrored as an F: drive. It was mirroring any changes that I would make right away. Then the F: drive would only show change made to the D: drive. Also, every time I reboot XP wants to run a check disk on D: and F:. I let it run, majority or the time and it comes back showing as 2 drives. This morning the F: drive is unreadable but the D: drive is still readable. I check in Disk manager utility and it shows up as 1 drive. If I go into the defrag utility it shows up as 2. The drive was unplugged when I rebuilt and installed Windows. There’s no type of mirroring software installed. The first time I noticed it was after I installed Roxio Easy CD creator. I un-installed it but still showing as 2 drives. The only other things that are installed are MS Office, AVG Anti-Virus, Spy-bot, WinAmp and iTunes. I’ve made a backup of the data on that drive, but it took me forever and really don’t want to wipe the drive and start over if I don’t have to. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on what I can do, try, etc? Thanks in Advance!!
If the restore doesn't work, I'd try a Windows Repair booting off the CD and if that doesn't work, I'd do a clean install. Be sure to take the data drive while you're doing this. I agree with getting rid of EMC. I've used it for, currently EMC 8 and it doesn't work half the time. I'm replacing all the EMC programs with programs that are designed to do just what ever function I need, e.g., video, music, etc