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Sticky Hidden Partitiions!

By KahunaNui ·
I've been working with computers for over 10 years and haven't yet run across anything like this. Got a system up running W2K & OSR-2 using System Commander 3.02 Deluxe as a Boot Manager. I've implemented as many as 12 OS's using this version of SysCmdr but never ran across this. On drive 0, there are two (2) partitions that REFUSE to stay unhidden. No matter what, after a boot, they revert to hidden. We've used both SysCmdr and PowerQuest [Partition Magic & Drive Image] to unhide them, but they always revert. Haven't a clue what hides them on rebooting! Basically the partitions are the System (C:\) and a data (D:\) partition...none of the other partitions are effected.

It doesn't seem to effect the system, however, since none of our other systems do this, we wanted to know what it could be. All hard drives are IDE with drive 0 = 80GB Western Digital 7200/8MB cache using a Promise Ultra100 card for interface (MB is SE440BX-2 without the support for UDMA).

Thanks in advance for any help on this!

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by doogal123 In reply to Sticky Hidden Partitiions ...

Only hidden partitions I know of were on Dell Laptops - the hidden recovery partition that is invoked with ZZTop.

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by kathyjp In reply to Sticky Hidden Partitiions ...

It sounds like someone may have hidden the drives using system policies or group policy objects. Read these, then work backwards on the hide instructions to unhide them.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B220955

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q242/0/92.asp&NoWebContent=1

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;231289

Hope this helps. It's the only reason I can think of that they would reset each boot.

Kathy

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by KahunaNui In reply to Sticky Hidden Partitiions ...

Aloha Kathy and thanks for the response. Unfortunately, this isn't the issue as all this resetting happens BEFORE going into the OS. We can unhide the drives, reboot and even before it gets to the OS they are again HIDDEN. There can be only one explanation for this. Although it has never happened on any of our other systems (even this same one) and that must be that this old version of System Commander is doing it. Why it never did before is a mystery. Typical LOLO computer snafu.

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by KahunaNui In reply to Sticky Hidden Partitiions ...

MYSTERY SOLVED!! The culprit was System Commander! Duuhhhhh! It kept re-hiding the partitions every time we booted. Once we reset the part. status within SysCMDR, it stuck.

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