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vivek krishna
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Hi ,
I have a 40GB HDD which is pre partitioned into multiple drives C: upto H:
I have Win2k on D: . While installing linux ,I formatted E:, and F: for my /usr and /home (earlier these were FAT32 filesystems). Now when I boot Win2k , Windows still tries to mount the E: and F: and complains that they are not Windows partitions and skips the filesystem check.Afer boot up ,
Mycomputer still shows those drives and it takes an awfully long time for explorer to open because of that.IS there a way to prevent this? I do not want Win2k to show me these two non-windows drives. I presumed that once I use E: and F: for linux Windows would not attempt to use it,but its not the case.
can anyone help.?
 
Petr Blahos
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Hi,

Go to control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management
-> storage -> disk management. Right-click on the partition that is
not anymore, select "Change drive letter and paths..." and remove
the "mapping(s)". Please let us know if it worked. I am quite
confident that you could use this when the partition is a valid
windows partition.

Best regards, Petr
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