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wburrough

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I have Windows Xp Home and i am in computer Managment.....here is what i see..



Disk 0 = 'Extended partition/Logical drive' Status='Healty' '1 partition'

(*Side Question - What is the difference between logical,extended,primary? i have a pretty good idea what primary is but what about the others? this drive is both logical and has the green around it saying it is extended)

Disk 1 = 'primary partition' status = Healthy(Active) - 1 partition

Here is where my main question is - Why does this dirve say active? i have the least amount of programs on there. This is actually the drive i use to save all my Pro Tools Sessions to there is alot of space used but nothing should be running. So why Active??? The reason i am here in the first place is becasue my pro tools software started haveing playback errors all of the sudden it tells me "Audio processing is conflicting with other CPU tasks". Pro Tools is a very Sensitive program and i found that i can make it work if go into device manager and disable that hard drive.(pro tools is not installed on this dive) Everything works fine after this is done.

Disk 2 = has 4 partitions 3 of them are logical extended and the other is the Primary partition The primary partitions status is healthy(system) and the others are all Healthy On of these others happens to be my programs partition and it does not say active?


So What Does Active Mean and how do i make it healthy and not active. becasue i think this is my problem. I have been troubleshooting this thing for days and i have probally put a sold 20hours into it. Any thought would be great. Thanks Alot
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So What Does Active Mean and how do i make it healthy and not active. becasue i think this is my problem. I have been troubleshooting this thing for days and i have probally put a sold 20hours into it. Any thought would be great. Thanks Alot

the rest of those questions will take longer than what i have right now to answer but....active just means that the drive has been marked as usable with your OS...it doesn't mean...in use or being turned around like a maniac...just means that windows knows it's there and that it can use it...you can't make it NOT active (unless i'm wrong)
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then why dont the others say active?
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Heres the best explanation i have found on Partitions and drives.

http://www.theelderg...d_drives_01.htm

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