June 19th, 2003, 09:47 PM
June 19th, 2003, 11:42 PM
If the partition was originally created by linux, or a third party utility, windows may
be having trouble identifying it properly. The first thing I would try is some utility
that can totally erase the partition boot sector. Then format it again. If that doesn't
work, then it's possible that the Master boot record contradicts itself on the size info
for the partition. There is separate info for "size" and "first and last cylinder" for each
partition. There are warnings in linux documentation to be sure to create windows
partitions with windows fdisk, in order to avoid potential anomalies.
You could try running fdisk, deleting the partition, and creating it again, with the
Windows version of fdisk. In some cases, windows fdisk may not be willing to
delete a non dos partition, but since you have already been able to convert it
to FAT32, you shouldn't have trouble with it.
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June 20th, 2003, 01:32 PM
do a fdisk /mbr to rebuild the master boot record Lilo could be giving you trouble...the other poss is a boot sector virus but those are very uncommen these days.
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June 20th, 2003, 02:48 PM
Thanks rcgreen and bballad, I didn't think about rebuilding the boot sector so I will try that tonight.
I was fresh out of ideas, now I have another. I appreciate the help....
- The mind is too beautiful to waste...
June 24th, 2003, 03:58 PM