Missing Drive/Drive Letters! (Sorta)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by atd1999, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. atd1999

    atd1999 Guest


    Strange problem here...I am running Windows XP home with SP2. Today, I
    booted up normally (from Hibernation) and needed to reboot (keyboard
    wasn't responding). After re-booting, I can no longer see my second
    hard drive (and its partitions). I've tried everything I can think of
    (used TweakUI to see if the drives had been accidentally "hidden" and
    they are not -- but it DOES show these drives with a red question mark
    -- as though they don't exist).

    The PC BIOS sees the drives so it's not a hardware problem.

    If I boot into Safe Mode (under Administrator), I can see the drives
    with no problems. If I log into my regular account in Safe Mode, I can
    see the drives.

    Yet, if I log into my account in normal mode, I can't see the drives!

    I checked Task Manager and there are far fewer programs running in
    Safe Mode, but I can't figure which one(s) may be the culprit(s).

    Any advice?
    atd1999, Sep 8, 2004
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