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Sata drive not assigned drive letter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TOMEDALE, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. TOMEDALE

    TOMEDALE Thread Starter

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    HI,

    I'm trying to assign a drive letter to my sata drive via the computer management utility.

    The drive is listed but when I right click the only option available is delete partition.

    I want to assign a drive letter so that I can access this drive to hopefully repair a problem I'm having with a corrupt system file that I have listed in another forum.
     
  2. TOMEDALE

    TOMEDALE Thread Starter

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    any thoughts anyone on how to assign a drive letter to my sata drive
     
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  4. TOMEDALE

    TOMEDALE Thread Starter

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    I forgot to mention that..

    The OS is winxp installed on a ide drive.

    The drive i'm trying to assign a drive letter to is an sata drive.

    The link you provide at first glance appears to be related to a external usb drive situation.
     
  5. TOMEDALE

    TOMEDALE Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    It's been a week or 3 and during this time I re-installed NSW, Norton System Works. Shortly thereafter my sata drive was available, a drive letter had been assigned automatically. At first I thought the windows cleanup / registry cleanup feature's in NSW had some how resolved the problem.

    I gained access to my sata drive and on subsequent reboots WinXp detected and repaired errors in my sata drive. Hoping these repairs would allow me to boot from my sata drive once again I gave it a try, oops, it was a no go. So I returned to my IDE drive and found myself back at the beginning. No access to my sata drive only this time my 2nd IDE drive is also unavailable.

    This is when the light came on in side my head, well I think its on. When I installed GoBack I remember seeing the path to my 2nd IDE drive as the target drive during the installation for some of the GoBack files.

    Anyway I suspect GoBack is protecting my sata drive and my 2nd IDE drive in some fashion, preventing access.
     
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