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computer management but partition does not show


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paulsiam

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I am running XP Pro with SP3. I had to reformat my hard drive; no problem. Now when I look at My Computer, I see drive c; and drive d (external); and drive e (internal, the 2nd partition of drive c).
BUT, when I go to Computer Management (because I would like to rearrange the drive letters), only drive d appears. No c; no d.
What can you suggest please?
Thanks
Paul
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Macboatmaster

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Welcome to GeekstoGo

Sorry you have waited a few days for a reply.
This occasionally happens, mainly due to the vast number of posts on the site.

because I would like to rearrange the drive letters


My advice is, do not even think of it. You can be assured that even if you do manage to change the letter of the system drive, Windows will NOT load.
Here is WHY and how to do it, in the case of other circumstances.
http://support.micro...ent=1#appliesto

In relation to the actual problem of the drive not showing in computer management

only drive d appears. No c; no d.

presuming that this is a typo and you mean E.
Have you taken the drive out of the computer or disconnected the cable. If so check that it is properly connected.
Is it a PATA - IDE drive. Have you changed the configuration of the connection if so check the jumper on the drive.

Does the DVD/CD drive show in disk management?
Have you altered any of the Windows Services.?
If so here is default list
http://www.blackvipe...configurations/

I suggest you reset them to default.

The other usual cause is the use of a registry cleaner.


Please have a look at what I have suggested and post the results and answers.
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