Partitions disappeared in Windows XP

February 6, 2010 at 02:20:07
Specs: Windows XP
Hello.

I've recently started experiencing a rather menacing problem with my PC. My hard disk is divided in 3 paritions (C, E and F). Yesterday when I turned it on I saw only C but not E and F. I went to Device Manager and scanned for hardware changes and that brought back the partitions. I thought it was gone for good, but today when I started my PC the same thing happened again. Any idea what's causing this and how to resolve it?

Thanks.

PS I'm using Daemon Tools.


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#1
February 6, 2010 at 06:38:38
Are C, E and F actual partitions on the hard drive or is one the virtual disk?

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#2
February 6, 2010 at 07:23:18
They are actual partitions of my hard disk drive.

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#3
February 6, 2010 at 07:41:14
I've never had that problem myself and I've used Daemon tools. If it runs on Start up, try disabling it by running msconfig /startup and uncheck it. Or look in Daemon tools options and see if you can disable it from startup there. It's been a long time since i used it, so I don't remember exactly.

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#4
February 6, 2010 at 08:38:45
Try running chkdsk. See the link to learn more about chkdsk. You probably should also run a drive fitness test from the drive manufacturer's website.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...


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#5
February 7, 2010 at 05:53:04
I ran chkdsk (Start>Run>chkdsk). The process started and wrapped up without any notification or error report. The link says that the process generates some sort of report. Did I do something wrong?

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#6
February 7, 2010 at 08:00:46
The link I provided explains how to use the various switches.

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