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    I have a 640 gb hard drive that I have partitioned into 3 parts.
    I am running Win XP SP3. I have the operating system on 2
    partitions so that I can dual boot. The partitions that have
    the operating system are named Ken and Joan. The other
    partition is named Files. When I go to Computer Management
    then disk management I see Drive 0 KEN (healthy system)
    JOAN (healthy) FILES (healthy) . All partitions are NTFS.
    When I go to My Computer or Windows E, I see
    Ken (C: )
    Joan (D: )
    DVD (E: )
    Ken (K: )

    When I go to K: drive it is an exact duplicate of C: drive. If
    I add a file to C: it also shows up on K:. I have tried to repair
    using the Windows CD. If I boot to 2nd partition, there is no
    duplicate drive showing.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Last edited by biggles77; 24th December 2011, 14:42. Reason: Fix :) smilie issue

  • #2
    Re: Mystery

    Do you only see 3 partitions -- I think you have mapped two drive letters to the same partition
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    • #3
      Re: Mystery

      Under My Computer /manage /disk management I see 3 partitions

      When I go to My computer (windows E) I see 4 drives listed.

      No networking involved.

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      • #4
        Re: Mystery

        Originally posted by vman1949 View Post
        Under My Computer /manage /disk management I see 3 partitions

        When I go to My computer (windows E) I see 4 drives listed.

        No networking involved.
        Post a screenshot of Disk Management. Save as a JPG or a PNG format.
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: Mystery

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          • #6
            Re: Mystery

            VMAN:

            You're showing us C:\ and I:\ are "Ken" and are the same. K:\ is Not.

            How can C:\ and I:\ be the same?

            @@@@@ DISCLAIMER: USE REGEDIT AT YOUR OWN PERIL @@@@@

            Look in REGEDIT at: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices]

            Is there a value for "\DosDevices\I:" and is it the same as "\DosDevices\C:" ???
            Last edited by rvalstar; 24th December 2011, 02:31.
            Cheers,

            Rick

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            • #7
              Re: Mystery

              Or in Computer Management right click C drive (not repeat not K) and "change drive letters and paths", then remove mapping to I drive
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              • #8
                Re: Mystery

                Rick, nice to see you still pop in and are offering your usual quality suggestions/solutions. Hope you and you family are having a good one.
                1 1 was a racehorse.
                2 2 was 1 2.
                1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                2 2 1 1 2

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                • #9
                  Re: Mystery

                  Under Disk Management can't change drive letters
                  for System or Boot Drive.


                  Looks like the values for C: and I: are the same.
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