Logical Disk Mngmnt freezes, won't restart

Hewlett-packard / Nc4010
June 3, 2009 at 15:35:28
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3
This is a weird one. I was resurrecting an old laptop hard drive in Disk Management on WinXP. I deleted the partitions, and created two new ones. As I tried to create the third partition, Disk Management just stopped, and after a while I got a error saying it had timed out. I shut down Disk Management and then restarted it again. Now it wouldn't show any of the drives, it just said "Connecting to logical disk manager" at the bottom for ages, It never connected.

I restarted the machine, opened Disk Management again, and saw the drives were displayed. I created my partition and tried to give one of the others a new label. Again after about two minutes it just stopped, and cannot be restarted.

Any ideas what might cause this?

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June 3, 2009 at 15:38:57
sounds like a hard disk problem - I'd run the drive manufacturer's diagnostic (most available from their website).

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June 3, 2009 at 15:48:55
one thing i should have mentioned: the drive is a laptop drive in a USB caddy.

i agree it might be a problem with the drive, but even when i unplug the drive i get the same problem, unable to see even my normal fixed drives.

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June 3, 2009 at 19:08:07
Hi xjxjxj

I had faced the same problem when i tried to connect my 260 gb USB HDD to my laptop.
I could parttion my 260 gb disk only when i had changed both my OS and USB partitions to NTFS.
Earlier i had been using FAT 32 for both.
It solved the problem for me......

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