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Windows 8 wants me to format a non-existent drive k:

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#1 cullism


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

I am not sure whether this is a hardware problem or not. A few weeks ago I installed an external hard drive (drive Lsmile.gif. At the time A window popped up asking me whether I wanted to format the disk in drive K:. I checked and I had no drive K: While the window was open I couldn't do anything and clicking cancel had no effect. I solved the problem by booting from my recovery flash drive and restoring the computer to an earlier date. That was a couple of weeks ago and the problem has returned again. This time restoring from the recovery flash drive hasn't worked. I can reboot from the recovery flash drive successfully but if I reboot normally the problem reappears.

How can I fix this problem?

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#2 linuxgod


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

Perhaps you have another partition on your external disk that is unreadable. Push WindowsKey + X and a menu should pop up, select Disk Management and see if the external disk has another partition on it.

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