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#166
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You can name them anything you want. I like to use "Local Disk" for the C drive just for clarity in troubleshooting. You could label the others "Photos" or "Music"...etc.
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Hmmm, at this point I can't do anything with C, I mean, no formatting at this point?! I'm about to do D, it had that Dsk1_vol2 (D:) for the disk name. I can change the label to, say Photo and it won't bother anything. Just a Quick (erase) or Full?
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Nope...won't be able to format the Primary Partition...that's by design...your Operating System resides in the C drive......
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Do a Quickie...it's already been formatted once. We just need to clean it up.
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D went fine. E says I cannot perform a Quick format on this disk because it is not formatted or it's capacity does not match what is specified.
Click OK to perform a Full format using the capacity you specified.

Do Full or do something else?
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Do full formats on E and F....I've got to step out for about 15 minutes...should be back before the format is complete and we'll finish cleaning things up....
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Quick formet on D. Full on E and F. Ran standard ScanDisk and all seems fine - like I know what I'm talking about!
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Ok...let's do a quick ops check. Go into each drive and create a new folder. Reboot your machine then go back in and delete each folder....If the drives hold the folders over reboot and delete on command, you are good to go. Then we'll deal with the G drive issue.
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Stange - I'm still in the Exporing my computer window. I put folders in D, E, and F - was I supposed to put one in C also? In the colum to the left, E and F now have a +, Ddk1_vol2 (D:) - which I relabeled as Photo - does not have a + yet it does have the folder in it.?
Still reboot now?
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Before you reboot, Click View and then Folder Options on the tool bar of any open window (except the browser) then under the View tab, uncheck the button next to "Do not show hidden files and system folder" and click "Apply" then "Ok" I think your Recovery set gave you a backup install to it's own D drive.

Correction...Check the button next to "Show all Files:

Edited by wannabe1, 05 September 2005 - 10:49 PM.

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Now take a look in the D drive...anything in there?
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I checked each drive and none of them had that button selected.
Now?
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Opps! Umm, I'm color blind. Let me read your posts again!
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OK, I opened each drive's folder and from there went to View>Folder options, in Hidden files the button for Show all files was selected.
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Still no files showing in D?
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