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Windows 7: Drive shows in Computer with red X

05 Mar 2016   #1
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 
Drive shows in Computer with red X

Drive is a Seagate SATA2 160 GB. It had been wiped (one pass - zeros written) in one W7 computer and any partitions removed.

Then I mounted the drive in another computer, created a new volume on it, then quick-formatted it as a logical partition.

At first, the drive wasn't seen by Windows, with view set as 'Tiles' (which seems to be a W7 default), but when I set the view to Small Icons or List, it appeared. It also opened from there, and is of course, empty.

But the drive icon has a red cross against it, and the name is weird. Like, I'd given it the name 'EIDY' and set its letter as 'X'.

But it shows up (exactly) like this: d(\\CG10)(X)
(There's a colon after the X but if I post it that way, it shows as a smiley face)

Note that the mounting computer is a standalone unit and not connected in by cable or wireless to my other machines, so I'm at a loss to explain the backslashes. Also, 'CG10' was the name of a computer that used to be part of my network.

I'm baffled. Anyone have a clue about the red cross or the apparent network name?


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05 Mar 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Try changing your logical partition to Basic NTSF.
Take a read through this tutorial by Brink.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Big bo bo on my part.
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06 Mar 2016   #3
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, LB. I'm not alongside the computer ATM, but I don't think it's a dynamic disk, if that's part of the issue.

I'll take a look tomorrow, about 15 hours hence.

Cheers :-)
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06 Mar 2016   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teckneeculler View Post
But it shows up (exactly) like this: d(\\CG10)(X)
(There's a colon after the X but if I post it that way, it shows as a smiley face)
If you use the advanced editor in your reply you can disable smilies to avoid that.

Drive shows in Computer with red X-2016-03-05_22h46_03.png

d(\\CG10)(X:)


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06 Mar 2016   #5
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Derekimo, thanks. I didn't think of that :-)
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06 Mar 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #!
Quote:
Then I mounted the drive in another computer, created a new volume on it, then quick-formatted it as a logical partition.
From post #3
Quote:
I don't think it's a dynamic disk, if that's part of the issue.
When you can, if you can please complete this tutorial by Golden so we can have a look.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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06 Mar 2016   #7
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

OK, I've rechecked the disk and it's definitely BASIC.

Oddly, in Computer Management\Disk Management it shows as:
EIDY (X:)
149.05 GB NTFS
Healthy (Active, Logical drive)

But in Computer it has the red cross and the weird name - d(\\Cg10)(X:)

EDIT: The reason I'm concerned about this 'name\crossed icon' glitch, is that I'm about to experiment with Acronis True Image as an OS recovery system, and the EIDY disk is where I'll store the image.

EDIT: Sorry LB, just saw your post about a screen shot. No prob, I'll do it with Faststone and send it up.
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06 Mar 2016   #8
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Here are the images. One from Disk Management, the other from Computer.


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Drive shows in Computer with red X-faststone-1.png Drive shows in Computer with red X-faststone-2.png 
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06 Mar 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please complete the tutorial exactly has it states in the tutorial.

Is your computer part of a network?
Are you using or trying to use Raid?
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06 Mar 2016   #10
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

LB, what more do you need to know? What's missing from the screen grabs I sent?

And, as I said in my first post, the mounting computer is NOT connected to a network. Not by wire, not by wireless, not by gossamer threads.

RAID? No. You can see from the screen shots that there are only 3 disks in the system.
1) C drive
2) EIDY (the problem disk)
3) A 4GB USB memory stick.
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