Missing Drive Letters Computer & Explorer

Sep 11, 2009

When I go into my computer I cannot see my drive letters, if I type in the drive letter I can then get to that drive:mad: this is very frustrating, I hate having to type in the letter of the drive that I wish to use

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Nov 6, 2009

I want to install Windows 7.I have 2 Hard Drives, both are portioned in 2 .

If I install windows 7 by booting into Vista, inserting the Windows 7 DVD and run setup.

This way I can assign drive letters that I will want to use consistently in both Operating Systems

I am a little bit confused after reading about installing Win 7. If I boot from Win 7 DVD it will assign the letter C: to its Boot Volume, no matter what drive I choose.

Then it says to assign D: to the start volume. The other letters will be in sequence.

Does that mean I need to put Win & Boot Volume on the same drive as Vista's Boot Volume?

As of now I have First Drive Portioned in to C: and D:

Second Drive Portioned into E: and F:.

I want to install Win 7 on the second drive in part ion 1 which is E:

When I install from Vista I just have to check E: Drive and the Boot Volume
will be on E: too. Hopefully I will have the choice to boot into Vista or
Win 7?

I would also like to give the Drives Names:
Drive 1 Portion 1 Big Vista - Which is C:
Drive 1 Partition 2 Little Vista - Which is D:

Drive 2 Partition 1 Big Win 7 - Which is E:
Drive 2 Partition 2 Little Win 7 -Which is F:

This way I will know exactly which is which, even if Vista calls Big Vista
C and Little Vista D: Also if Win 7 calls it Big Win 7 H:

I hope I explained myself?

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Jan 3, 2009

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Sep 30, 2009

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Basically it's telling me the DRIVE is corruptet! Well, I plugged that SATA 2 HDD into my other computer (windows xp), detected it correctly and actually formated the drive and reinstalled XP on it without any types of problem. Does it still mean - SATA 2 is corrupted or broken!? How about the RAM then ... indeed, I did run the MemTest for 7 times and no errors were found. So the RAM are ok in this case, or am I wrong?! Maybe it's the PSU... ermmm no that cannot be 'cos the computer never shuts down, if I leave it run for (e.g 5 hours) and even if it's comes to "overheating" that cannot be the case eather, as its *again" never shuts down when you leave it run on the power.........

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I'm having a problem I can't find in the forums. I'm using Vista Home Premium x64 and have lost the column header bars in Explorer. I've tried changing the template for the folder, but nothing works. This is what is looks like... This is the "all items" template, but they all look like this.

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Mar 2, 2009

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This just recently happened so I'm assuming something got clobbered.

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Jan 22, 2009

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I uploaded my music. Later on, out of nowhere, I tried to turn my computer on, a day later maybe. This is what happened, it starts up really slow, then gets to the blank screen before startup and just sits for ever. Then I get a message saying "Operating System not found". I know what this means, I think, but I have no clue why I am getting it, what did i do wrong to cause it. Anyhow. This only occured a time or two, in which case I would shut the computer off, turn it back on, and it would bootup properly. I would say that it would mess up 3 times out of 10. So I DID save all the items i wanted to keep onto a jump drive, just incase......

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i had not used my dvd drive in a while (oh yea it's a hp dv6824) and the other day i tried to open it and it would open so i used a paper clip and opened closed it back . No response so i restarted the machine , my drive no longer appears in my computer or device manager, so after a few days of doing just about everything i could think of including restoring to factory state, nothing worked the drive would function while the machine booted but as it loaded vista it stoped functioning instantly.

i did the registry fix for the upper and lower fix (itunes issues) nothing still After getting throughly frustrated i removed the drive put it back and still nothing so i did a bios flash back to an older bios and magically it started working again then i went to sleep and so did the machine upon the machine resume it all disappeared again i tried the bios flash once more to no avail

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Dec 25, 2008

Right now I have a single 640 gig HDD that everything's on. I've got a laptop too that I'm gonna be taking out on rotations eventually. I wanted to get a new smaller (250GB) HDD and put my Vista on that, so my 640 will be data only (then I could take it with me in an external enclosure and leave the desktop for my mom to use til I come back and collect it). I was gonna DBAN the 640, but I wanted to get the data off of it first- about 170 GB of stuff that I'd rather not lose.

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Can I install Vista on the smaller drive, boot with that, and access files on the other drive? Would it work if there's another Vista running on the other drive? (both SATA).

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I have a new pc w/ vista, 2 sata hard drives. Everything was fine, then a
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