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6 Drives are showing up, only have 5

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by ajgraphcs, Sep 6, 2002.

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  1. ajgraphcs

    ajgraphcs Thread Starter

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    I have a A floppy, B zip internal drive, C hard drive, D cd rom drive & Internal CD burner. And now there is another drive showing up.
    And some times neither one of my cd drives will read.
     
  2. Slithy Tove

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    Where is it showing up ? What (exactly) shows up ? What Operating System are you running ? The more details you supply the more likely someone will understand the situation and be able to help you.
     
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    ajgraphcs Thread Starter

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    I'm running windows 98 and it shows up when I go to my computer, or explorer. and it shows all the drives plus one extra letter.
     
  4. Slithy Tove

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    Okay, now we're getting somewhere. What kind of device is the "extra letter" ? If it's showing as a disk-drive then it may simply mean that you have two partitions on one of your drives. In the disk-drive world letters are assigned to partitions (logical drives) - NOT physical disk-drives. You could have only one physical disk-drive and have it show up as ten letters if you had ten partitions on the drive.

    Go to this "extra" letter, right-click it, and display the properties. Study what it says. Try opening the drive (double-click it). Are there any files/data on it ? Does the "drive" have a label as well as a letter ?
     
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