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D: and E: drives gone nuts

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by unstresst, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    -(A)- see attatched pic.....both D and E drives always show the same full disk 'pie'
    Disk or no disk USED space always shows as full.

    -(B)- E: has a disk in it now it wont display. drawer wont open.

    -(C)-D: with disk wont display. drawer works.

    -(D)- E: drive.....earlier I clicked to display "Files ready to be written" and computer locked up .....took me an hour and three restarts to get back in.
     
  2. norton850

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    No attached pics. Since you are talking about drawers it is easy enough to assume that these are optical drives although you didn't say that. Optical drives with a disc in always show full.
    What does Device Manager say about the drives? Perhaps one of the drives has gone bad. If Device Manager looks OK, uninstall both drives and reboot. If the problem continues, hook up just one drive at a time and see if that solves the problem.
     
  3. brite750

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    its normal for the pie to show full even with no disk
     
  4. unstresst

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    before i realised the drives were acting up, I wrote some files to a blank CD-R disk....the files dont show up on the disk......are they forever gone? or hidden on the disk?
     
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