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Lost Drive Letters

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    Lost Drive Letters

    This morning, my laptop wouldn't boot and I got a message saying I needed to use the recovery disk to fix the problem. A little investigating using the command prompt from that disk revealed my system and data partitions had no drive letter assigned to them. Go figure! A little work with Diskpart fixed that but left me wondering what would have caused them to disappear.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

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  2. #2

    Hi JJG,

    I (personally) have not seen that happen before; however, I have seen the 350MB system reserved partition show up as a "blank for name" after a Windows upgrade attempt and that was easily remedied by naming it as the System Reserved partition. Good luck.
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