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E Drive is missing #132276
08/21/05 05:50 AM
08/21/05 05:50 AM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
I had my CD ROM drive fail this morning and now I can't find E drive, that was the drive name.
In My Computer I'm talking about.
Can I create another E drive?
I've nursed the drive back to health and have re-installed it.
Is there some place in Windows XP that I can create a new E drive?.
The computer will boot from the drive but Windows keeps coming up with a Code 41, whatever that means?.
It finds the drivers, but it tells me it can't find the drive.
Can anyone help me??.

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Re: E Drive is missing #132277
08/21/05 08:33 AM
08/21/05 08:33 AM
jooles  Offline
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 93
brussels, belgium
Hi there! long time no see.

If you have drive letters it implies you are still running some version of Windows, and I seem to remember that you were using XP.

So. Start => Control Panel => Administrative tools.

In the Computer Management control panel there is an option for "Disk Management".

If you right-click a device or partition, there is an option "Change Drive letter and Path" to allow the drive letter to be re-assigned.

I see from an earlier thread that you were going to format a blank partition on your disk. If you did so, it might be that after you did, that the new volume grabbed the old drive letter, and everything else has had to shift around to make room for it.

I am not familiar with code 41. Where do you see that?

Re: E Drive is missing #132278
08/21/05 12:44 PM
08/21/05 12:44 PM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,186

Does this help?

Formatting a drive should not affect drive numbers. They are assigned when a partition is detected, formatted or not.

Greg Fretwell
Re: E Drive is missing #132279
08/22/05 04:41 PM
08/22/05 04:41 PM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
Hi there.
I am not familiar with code 41. Where do you see that?

Code 41 came from a constant error message I kept getting when trying to get the CD-Rom drive to operate.
As in:
Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

It's all sorted out now though,I went to the link that Greg posted below and then did as it said and lo and behold up popped E:\ in My Computer.
I don't think that it actually had anything to do with altering the drive letters on my HDD (as in C and D drives).
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