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Weird Mobo Hd Problem

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#1 Mywarrior


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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:53 AM

I just installed a PC Chips M863G V5.1 MOBO and did NOT do a clean install of XP Home. Everything booted fine. "My Computer"sees two local disks (C: & D:). It appears as local disk D: has taken over. C: & D: are identical in size and seem to be mirroring each other. MBR is on C: but D: seems to be the default now.
I tried to change the name of D: from Local Disk (D:) to just Local (D:) and the Local Disk (C:) changed names also.The HD is NOT partitioned and I have only one HD installed. I am trying to avoid a clean install because this is on a Presario 115CL and I really don't want to have to reinstall all my other programs and lose data. I tried to go to system information and get the error WMI is missing or damaged. My guess is that it is on C: and that is why D: cannot find it. Is there anything I can do short of a complete recovery to get everything back to the C: drive being default?

Any help is appreciated


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Posted 25 May 2006 - 11:58 AM

Hi Mywarrior!

The first thing that I'd try to do is to make Windows recognize the hard drives. Go into the conrtol panel, then open up Admistrative tools. Double click on "Storage" in the right side window. Now, double click on Disk Management (local). Now, from the menu up top, click on Action then select "rescan disks".

Hopefully, this will force Windows to take a good long look at what it's got for hard drive(s), and realize that there's only 1 there.

If this doesn't work, then post again, and some one else will have to help you out, as it may be beyond my knowledge.

Hope this helps!
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