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MULTIPLE DRIVES

By vitosemat ·
I have two hard disks (C:,D:) installed on my computer.After sometime, i see four drives each is a replicate of the other(C:D:E:F:).When i run norton antivirus, am given options to clear/maintain/restore the boot record. I chose to restore the original Master boot record.Now my drives are three in number drives(C:D:E:). How do i get back to the original two drives.
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by dmiles In reply to MULTIPLE DRIVES

Open my computer and chec the screen the "E"
should be your CD ROM drive letter,so you should have the original drive letters.

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by vitosemat In reply to MULTIPLE DRIVES

Correction here, my CD Drive is marked F: So the problem still exists

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by Poettone In reply to MULTIPLE DRIVES

I would check to verify that you dont have in your autoexec or config files the statement subst=. This is a command to create a virtual image of a drive or folder. If you say you have two drives+cd-rom drive it should be a set of c,d,e in your my computer. If you have anything else then you have a misconfiguration of drives or sometype of virtual drive. I would goto the dos prompt and type in fdisk /status, to view the # of drive's and the partitioning of such drives. If you have two drives andone is/was partitioned into logical partitions then you would/could have four drives showing in windows. If you then told norton to restore the old mbr then it may have restored a image from a three partition setup. This will provide a solution. When you find that is partitioning is the cause and its not hurting anything for you I would leave it for now. If you decide you dont like the setup then get a good partitioning software program, to re-partition your drive and retain your data. Good Luck

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by Thmiuatga In reply to MULTIPLE DRIVES

This sounds like a hardware configuration problem to me.
Check the jumper settings on your drives and make sure you have one master and one slave per channel. The C drive should be the master
for IDE channel #1 and drive D the master for IDE Channel #2. You can have one master and one slave connected to one IDE port never two masters or two slaves. Since you did not have the drives partitioned you should end up with your original configuration of two separate hard disks under the version of Windows you are using. You probably have both drives set up as master. plug the drives separately into the IDE ports 1&2 of your motherboard and set them as masters for each. set up your CD-Rom and other drives as slaves and connect them to the secondary channels(doesn't matter which one)and check your drive booting order in your system BIOS.

Good Luck!

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