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Upon Reboot External Drives Are Formatted


After adding an external driver for data and backup, i partitioned the 300gb sata drive into two primary partitions and then formatted. I copied data onto each drive. I then changed the drive letters from e & f to m & n using "disk management". Then i used device manager, diskdrives, scan for drives to update. This was successful and my data was present.

After rebooting, a serious problem appeared - m: is not accessible and the volume does contain recognized file system and please make sure all the required drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted. I repeated the process with the same bad results. This is a sata drive attached to the controller via a backplate. Both of the partitions show:

(M:) and (n:) (no name)
146/151 gb raw
Healthy (primary partition)
Any ideas? /Howardj


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I'll add a picture of my desktop.

http://img15. Imageshack. Us/img15/7619/desktopvj.png


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Thanks and sorry for my crappy english.

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