WinME can't see logical drive: boot sector virus

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galisky

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Can you think of any reason why WinME would not "see" an extended partion on a drive??

I used a partition resizer running under dos to reduce a 20gb partition to 14gb. I then used Fdisk to create an extended partition and a logical drive. Fdisk chose the letter E because this computer has a 2nd disk Drive (D). I booted WinME after fdisk but it did not "see: the drive so I then rebooted Dos and formatted. Dos see's the drive properly as a fat 32 and I can copy data to and from it.

But when I boot WinME explorer shows no drive. It makes the CDROM the E drive. If I force the CD Rom to use F there still is no E drive.

Any Ideas???????

Thanks,

Larry galisky@usa.net
 
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What file system is on the C: partition? Open a DOS window in Windows and see if you can see the E: drive and access it's contents.
 

galisky

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I can not answer your question until this evening. Thank you for your reply.
 

galisky

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After much investigation, I discovered that I had THREE boot sector virus's!!

I had them while using the partitioning program which appeared to work fine but windows would not see the partition that the winme boot disk saw. I discovered that a win98 boot disk would not see the partition either.

I was only able to rid myself of two of the virus's as of now and I have temporally tabled the partition project until I can remove the last one.

Thanks very much for your concern.

Larry
 

Del

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That would do it for sure, good luck with the last virus..
Del
 
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