D: Drive not formatted message after upgrade from Win98SE to XP PRO

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atrain01us

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Hi all,

I have a problem I hope you can help with:

I have a pentium 4 2.0 pc with 768megs of ram that was running Win98SE. In it are 3 hd(C: 28 gig, D: 60 gig, and E: 80 gig). All are formatted as FAT32 and work fine.

I then upgraded th pc to WinXP Pro and the d: drive is listed in Windows Explorer but when I click on it, the system tells me that the D: driver is not formatted. But when I moved the D: drive to another physical connection, rebooted the pc, and checked on the same drive which now has a new drive letter(F: for example), it shows up as it should with it's full capacity listed. All the other drives have no problems.

Now I did not think of this as a possible bug until I tried upgrading a second machine with C: 40 gig FAT32 and D: 60 gig FAT32 hard drives. The same thing happened(D: drive not recognized as formatted FAT32 until moved to a different physical conection and assigned a new drive letter).

Can anyone tell me why this is happening and what can be done to correct the problem? Is this a bug? If so, will it be corrected in the service pack soon to be released?

thanks,

Atrain01us
 
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VICOUSA

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did you try to uninstall the drive from the device manager (add remove hard ware) and then restart your computer so that windows can recognize it
i have the same problem with 30gb hd ,the computer read only one partition of 6 on that 30gb . itried this , it did not work for my case but it might help in yours
 

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