Drives not visible

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  1. Krishnan

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    Hi, I am using Windows xp sp2 with 768MB Ram. Today when i turned winamp to listen music. I used the browse button to select the respected drive and play the track, But when i pressed the button Browse, I was shocked and saw only 2 drives visible. The rest others weren't visible at all. This happens with every application when i choose browse only 2 drives are displayed. When i open My computer all drives are displayed. Kindly provide me the solution
     
  2. DVD+R

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    Are the other drives in question external drives o_O If so check your USB connection, and check to see if they are present in the Windows Device manager

    Click Start
    Right Click My Computer,and click properties
    Click Hardware Tab,and click Device Manager
    Click on the + sign of the Disk drives and check to see if the other drives are present. If they are not, then I suspect that the USB connection isnt connceted. Unplug the drives,and reboot, then plug back in the drives,and windows should tell you its found New Hardware :)
     
  3. Krishnan

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    No all are Internal Hard drives. Two Hard disk one of 80GB and other of 120GB. Both are visible under that option

    What should i do?
     
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    Have you reinstalled Winamp? does the same happen after rebooting your computer? There could be a driver problem, try updating the hard drive drivers, other than that I would use the system restore, or repair option using windows CD as there might be a dll. file that has become corrupt in the search function.
     
  5. Krishnan

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    The Problem is not only with Winamp but with other applications through which i choose to browse.
     
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    Thats why I sugested a system restore or repair from the windows CD :)
     
  7. Krishnan

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    I tried repairing still remains the same :(
     
  8. Brian K

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    Krishnan,

    Could you post a screen shot of Disk Management?
     
  9. Krishnan

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    http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8494/diskmanagezd0.jpg

    Krishnan.JPG
     
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  10. DVD+R

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    Looking at the screenshot, it would appear that the 2 unknown partitions 4.76GB and 957MB are not formatted as they are 100% free, what are they used for o_O
     
  11. Brian K

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    Which 2 drives were visible?
     
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    Looks to me like the filesystem's gotten corrupted on all the missing drives. Try accessing the drives when you see them in "My Computer". If that doesn't work, then I'm 100% sure its a corrupt filesystem.

    Now the solution to such a problem, other than a total disk wipe (i.e. formatting) is beyond me...:doubt:
     
  13. Brian K

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    Did you label all of your partitions, "krishnan"?

    Have you tried chkdsk /f on your C: drive?
     
  14. Krishnan

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    Only 3 drives are visible. The other aren't visible at all.
    @DVD+R.That two unknown partitions are for my Ubuntu Os. One of swap and the other ext3.
     
  15. Krishnan

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    I can access all of my drives thats not the problem. The Problem i can't see my drives through Browse option of Winamp or any other application
     
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    Doesn't make sense.
     
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