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I have installed a 250 GB hard drive as a slave, on a Dell Dimension 4500.
I'm running XP-Pro. The Drive was assigned G:, then it replicted itself
using drive letter I:. Now every time I reboot, it has to run the fdsk
utility. Using the Disk Management tool I can only see one drive (no
letter). It's showing to be a dynamic drive. What caused this and how do I
correct it?
 
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Hello,

Some how it seems that it is checking the Hidden partition that dell put on
your hard drive. Dell like partitioning a gig or so and throwing drivers
and such on it to help then assist with errors. You can use a third party
program to unhide it and then I should stop with the fdisk. I recommend
Partition Magic by Norton.

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Michael Ortega

"jhamm" <jhamm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have installed a 250 GB hard drive as a slave, on a Dell Dimension 4500.
> I'm running XP-Pro. The Drive was assigned G:, then it replicted itself
> using drive letter I:. Now every time I reboot, it has to run the fdsk
> utility. Using the Disk Management tool I can only see one drive (no
> letter). It's showing to be a dynamic drive. What caused this and how do
> I
> correct it?
 

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It would appear that you have managed to set this up as a logical drive!
• Windows XP supports two main partition TYPES: Primary and Extended.
• Windows XP supports three file systems NTFS, FAT32 and FAT [the latter 2
being introduced with earlier Windows systems].
• A primary partition is one from which one can boot up an Operating System.
• All four partitions can be designated as Primary [or bootable, should one
wish to install more than one Operating System, such as XP, 98, Linux etc].
• One primary partition at a time must be marked as ‘Active’ designating it
as the one from which the computer will boot: in almost all cases this should
be the ‘C-Drive’.
• One partition can be allocated as an Extended Partition. These differ in
that they are not formatted with a file system or assigned a specific drive
letter [‘D’, thru to ‘Z’].
• An Extended Partition is then a dedicated area of disk space in which one
can then create a number of Logical Drives.
• Logical Drives are similar to primary partitions in that they are
individually formatted with a file system and assigned a drive letter: thus
an extended partition can have an unlimited number of Logical Drives each
with its own drive letter, none of the Logical drives is bootable.

To correct this use Disk Management [under Device Management] - click Start>
Run>
Type in compmgmt.msc and press OK button
Click on Disk Management and inspect the Properties for the G & I drives.

You can change it's properties here.


"Michael Ortega" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Some how it seems that it is checking the Hidden partition that dell put on
> your hard drive. Dell like partitioning a gig or so and throwing drivers
> and such on it to help then assist with errors. You can use a third party
> program to unhide it and then I should stop with the fdisk. I recommend
> Partition Magic by Norton.
>
> --
> -----------------------------------------
> Michael Ortega
>
> "jhamm" <jhamm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C1C65871-D595-436F-ADB4-83918B1516E2@microsoft.com...
> >I have installed a 250 GB hard drive as a slave, on a Dell Dimension 4500.
> > I'm running XP-Pro. The Drive was assigned G:, then it replicted itself
> > using drive letter I:. Now every time I reboot, it has to run the fdsk
> > utility. Using the Disk Management tool I can only see one drive (no
> > letter). It's showing to be a dynamic drive. What caused this and how do
> > I
> > correct it?
>
>
>