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Old 06-05-02, 09:45 PM
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Hard Drive partition disapearing

I just bought a new 80 gig maxtor hard drive to install in my pc. Right now I've got a 9 gig in there that I boot off of using WinMe. I am going to use the 80 gig purely for storage. When I use the maxtor software to format and partition the hard drive everything works fine and I create two 40 gig partitions. After rebooting the system starts up and I can see and save files to both partitions of the hard drive. Everything looks like it should be fine. The problem is that within a day the second partition just disapears from windows explorer. It is not there at all and has never reapeared. I even reformatted and re-partitioned and the same thing happened again. Any ideas? Does WinMe only allow 2 hard drives at a time? Thanks for any advice.

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I think there is a size limit for Win9x/Me. I want to say it's 60GB, but I can't remember.

XP detects my 100GB just fine.

What drive letter does ME assign to your drives?

It could be the Maxtor software causing the problem. Try reformatting/partitioning w/o Maxtor's software.
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The nine gig that was already in there is c, the first partition is d and the second is e. The cd-rom is f but after the e drive disapears the cd-rom becomes e. I'll try reformatting with fdisk tomorrow. Fdisk is the program to use, right?
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Fdisk is exactly correct.

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