"Disappearing" Disk Drives


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Boblink

Hi,I decided to reinstall Windows XP Pro on my Dell 8300 system and to
insure that I have a "clean slate", I deleted the partitions on the 80GB and
120GB Disk Drives (which were partitioned into a "C", "D", "E" and "F" Drive)
..
The install went fine and I have a Fresh copy of WindowsXp Pro but when I
open My Computer, I am advised that the ONLY Drive that I have is a 35GB "C"
Drive.
It appears that the "balance" of the "C" Drive (that I partitioned as a "D")
Drive AND the 120GB "E" and "E" Partitions (that were my 120GM Drive)
"disappeared.
My questions are, how do I "find" the "lost Drives" and, how do I format
them?
Thank you,
Bob
 
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DL

Go to Disk Management and see what it reports, if neccessary format them
there, or add the drive letters
 
B

Boblink

Thanks for the prompt reply DL, I can "see" them in Disk Manager/Device
Manager but don't know how to format them. Can I do this from Disk
Manager/Device Manager or do I need to reinstall Window again? Thanks, Bob
 
T

Timothy Daniels

Was the previous OS Vista?
What utility did you use to delete the old partitions and create
the new ones?

*TimDaniels*
 
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Boblink

Thanks for getting back to me Tim,


Was the previous OS Vista?
No, it was WinXp Pro. My objective was to clean up my system, install a
fresh copy of Windows and start from scratch


What utility did you use to delete the old partitions and create the new
ones?
I went to My Computer and Deleted everything EXCEPT the "C" Drive (where
Windows was installed), since I was going to override Windows with a fresh
version.

When I look at My Computer now (after the Windows reinstall), the "C" Drive
has 35GB although it is an 80GB Disk Drive and the 2nd Disk Drive with 120GB
does not appear so what I looking for is information / directions, how to
"enable" the remainder of the "C" Drive and the 2nd Disk Drive.

Thanks,
Bob
 

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