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I have no physical drive

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#1 rlj68


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:14 PM

It seems that somehow when I was reloading and partitioning, I made 3, I ended up with no physical drive. It's there but I partitioned 100 gigs and only can use 50 odd. Actually I don't know what I did to have no physical drive. But since i don't and my computer seems fine. Loaded it a few days ago. HOW can I format the other partitions. I tried a partition manager, it can,t "see" them. according to the program i have no drives. I need some help PLEASE.

Edited by rlj68, 24 April 2009 - 11:32 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:43 AM

I'm curious as to how you created a virtual disk...without any XP operating system to create it from within.

I don't know anything about virtual drives, but every one I have seen referenced...needed to be set up from within XP.

When partitions disappear from a hard drive...that's a general sign that the hard drive is failing or the partition structures are corrupt/damaged, IMO.


FWIW: Every MS XP install CD has it's own partitioning mechanism, there is no need to use a 3d-party program.

Edited by hamluis, 25 April 2009 - 10:45 AM.

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