Not exactly audio or video related, but still a hardware problem. I was running out of storage space, and managed to get ahold of an older 20Gig hard drive to add to my system.
It wasn't formatted, and I had to right click on "My Computer" and choose "Manage" to get to the "Disk Management" window where I could format the drive and activate the partition. Already having a partitioned drive (C + D) I picked the drive letter "E" for this new drive when I was asked.
The problem is, when the format (for the whole drive as a single partition) was just about completed the computer flashed a message saying "Drive letter already in use. Choosing another one." (Or something similar to that, anyway.) The result is that, ever since, I have an almost identical E and an F drive in my Explorer and Disk Defragmenter programs which appear to be pointing to the same physical hard disk.
And this duality is causing problems all around (especially when it comes to having deleted files in the recycle bin on the D or E/F drives) to where I've started running CHKDSK on all drives (C + D + E/F) almost every boot to be greeted with messages like "fixing unused index entries" and "recovering orphaned file fragment" and "fixing mirror copy of the security descriptors data stream" and "replacing invalid security id" and "correcting errors in the master file table (MFT) BITMAP attribute" etc.
Anybody know what might have caused this identity crisis with this new hard drive, and most of all, what I can do to correct it?
My computer system:
294 MB RAM
NVIDIA GEFORCE 2 MX/MX400
Windows 2000 SP 3