Why is 1 partition not seen

January 6, 2011 at 12:34:04
Specs: Windows XP, 1.614 GHz / 2015 MB
I have a newly formatted and partitioned external seagate hard drive. The 1.5 Tbyte hard drive has been partitioned into two sections via partition magic 8.0 but only 1 partition is seen in my computer and windows explorer. Why? and What can I do to correct this. The drives are empty.Both partitions are seen in disk manager. They are labeled J and K but only the K drive is seen.

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January 6, 2011 at 12:49:56
In disk manager is partition "J" marked unallocated? They may be color coded if so there should be a legend probably at the bottom of the screen. Right click on the "J" drive and see what is in the menu that you can use. Mark as primary partition maybe?

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January 6, 2011 at 22:32:05
In Disk Manager the J partition shows healthy just like the K partition. The J partition also is seen in the top section of the disk manager under volumes along with the other partitions. But for some reason it just does not show up in windows explorer or my computer and I can't figure out why and how to fix it.

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January 6, 2011 at 22:35:56
Sorry forgot to add to previous pot. The J drive is NOT marked as unallocated and is set as Primary.I'd like to send a screen capture to show exactly what it looks like if that is possible.

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#4
January 8, 2011 at 13:32:52
Solved. Within the disk manager I formatted the J partition. I went into my computer and windows explorer and the J partition was still not seen. I opened up Partition magic and relabeled the J partition to L parition restarted my computer went into my computer and windows explorer and the new L partition was now present. The relabeling of the partition could have easily been done within the disk manager but I chose partition magic, it really makes no difference as the result of a new partition letter was accomplished. I hope this helps others who read this thread.

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