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Missing Drive Letter

Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:55 pm

I have a NTFS hard disk installed in an external drive that I want to use for data purposes. It had a single Win XP C: partition, and I’m using a computer with Win XP. I decided to resize the partition to fill the drive, and then reformat. I used Partition Magic 8, and something obviously went wrong while resizing - it didn’t finish, and I was told to contact tech support. I tried reformatting, and ended up with a partition with a name but no drive letter. Using Directory Opus (Windows Explorer on steroids), I could no longer see the external drive. Partition Magic displayed the drive and name, but with no drive letter.

Partition Magic has been purchased by Symantec, and I checked the new forums. Someone had an overlapping partition issue, and the answer was to use BootitBM. Fortunately, I purchased the new “Bundle” a few months ago, so I’m here.

Could somebody point me in the correct direction or give me some details? I started to read the manual, but it is a long procedure.

Re: Missing Drive Letter

Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:46 pm

In Windows Computer Management, go to Disk Management, Right click on the
partition and assign a drive letter.

You could also run the script setwindl.tbs script..

"Jim22" wrote in message news:7896@public.bootitbm...

I have a NTFS hard disk installed in an external drive that I want to use
for data purposes. It had a single Win XP C: partition, and I'm using a
computer with Win XP. I decided to resize the partition to fill the drive,
and then reformat. I used Partition Magic 8, and something obviously went
wrong while resizing - it didn't finish, and I was told to contact tech
support. I tried reformatting, and ended up with a partition with a name
but no drive letter. Using Directory Opus (Windows Explorer on steroids), I
could no longer see the external drive. Partition Magic displayed the drive
and name, but with no drive letter.

Partition Magic has been purchased by Symantec, and I checked the new
forums. Someone had an overlapping partition issue, and the answer was to
use BootitBM. Fortunately, I purchased the new "Bundle" a few months ago,
so I'm here.

Could somebody point me in the correct direction or give me some details? I
started to read the manual, but it is a long procedure.

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