|Hi all, I have a Compaq Laptop with Win XP SP3 Installed on it.|
I have set 4 partitions on it, namely: C, D, E and F.
I had to handover this laptop to my cousin, but had some of my personal data which I wanted to keep in the system but not accessible by any one, so I transferred all of my data to D Drive and using gpmc.msc, I setup a policy to hide drive d and to restrict drive d and ran gpupdate and restarted the computer.
Upon restarting I checked that D was no longer in windows explorer nor it could be accessible using run command line.
Today, he came to my house and I saw that D drive was showing in My Computer, i tried to access it, I was able to access it.
At first I thought he may have set both the policies to Not Configured, but to my surprise both were set as enabled yet I could access the drive, despite the policy to restrict it.
So I thought of formatting the drive.
I again ran GPMC.msc and set both the policies as "Not Configured" and ran gpupdate and restarted computer.
I then tried to format it it said "Windows cannot format this drive, quit any disk utilities or other programs using this drive and then try formating again"
I tried the same using disk management utility, but surprisingly Format and delete partitions were greyed out.
I Googled about this problem and it suggested it may be because pagefile is set to be stored on the drive, but i checked that page file is set on C and F drives but not D.
I then restarted in safe mode and tried formatting the drive, but still couldn't.
Please help resolving this strange problem