Disappearing drive labels
- While plumbing the mysteries of partitioning, I have lost the labels to
three drives. I went to Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools |
Computer Management | Disk Management to take a look at five partitions I
had just created, I found only two labels had stuck, C: for the OS and G:
for application downloads.
Drives D, E:\ and F:\ had gone south for the winter just after I had
created and labeled them while restoring WINXP Home on a 40gig HD.
Since I found the help files a little confusing at the Disk Management
site, I am seeking a little advice from someone older and wiser than I am.
I am looking at the graph of the new partitions and find they are labeled
New Volume D, New Volume E, and New Volume F.
If I try to place any files on these drives, a warning tells me they are
not prepared to accept new data and that I must manipulate volume numbers
(which I didn't assign to any drive) and then assign letters to them and
apparently do it at the command line in DOS.
Can anyone cast some sunshine into this corner?