partition assignment by HDM 6 not recognized by winxp

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by fullcane, Jan 6, 2010.

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  1. fullcane

    fullcane Registered Member

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    Hi,

    why does winxp not recognize, when a partition is hidden by HDM 6? Even after several reboots, winxp does still assign a drive letter to the hidden partition and also shows the content of the drive, while HDM is telling that the partition is hidden. I have tried to remove the drive letter assignment via winxp directly, but then winxp warns of completely deleting the partition, which is not what I want.

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    fullcane
     
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  3. fullcane

    fullcane Registered Member

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    I have now installed PBR10 and executed it. PBR10 pretended to remove the drive letter, but after "Apply" and reboot, the drive is still there.

    Strange, isn't it? Any other hint?

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    fullcane
     
  4. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Strange indeed. Do you know if any program installed that might be involved? Some program is automatically changing the registry to reassign the partition a drive letter it seems.What about setting both inactive and hide partition.
     
  5. fullcane

    fullcane Registered Member

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    but how could I find out, which program that might be? I checked the registry for f:\ (the drive letter of the hidden drive), but I couldn't find a hint. The only thing that appeared suspicious to me is the following registry key:

    HKEY_Users/HKEY_USERS/"Key Code"/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/MountPoints2/"Another Key Code"/Shell/Autorun/command

    containing the entry F.\autorun.exe, but this could as well be harmless.

    The strange thing is that both HDM 6 and PB&R 10 indicate that the drive is hidden, but the drive is not hidden for WinXP.

    Kind regards
    fullcane
     
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