One disk is missing in USB Disk

Posted: 12-15-2008, 03:17 PM
I connect one removable hard disk to my Vista PC by USB,I can only see one
disk and another disk is missing from the system, how should I fix this
problem?

Thanks.

One disk is missing in USB Disk


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Richard Urban
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 04:11 PM
Details! Details! Details!

You don't give enough for anyone to give you a valid response.

How many hard drives are in your system? How many partitions? What type of
partitions (primary, extended or logical)? Does one of the internal hard
drives disappear when you plug in a USB drive? What kind of USB drive is it?

Try again for help.

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Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I connect one removable hard disk to my Vista PC by USB,I can only see one
> disk and another disk is missing from the system, how should I fix this
> problem?
>
> Thanks.
jakein2008
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 05:06 PM
Hi, thank you for your answer,

My removable disk has 2 partitions, when in another computer I can see all
the two partitions, but in my vista PC , I can only see one partition,
another one is missing, the internal disk has no problem right now.

So please help me to fix this problem?

Thanks


"Richard Urban" wrote:
> Details! Details! Details!
>
> You don't give enough for anyone to give you a valid response.
>
> How many hard drives are in your system? How many partitions? What type of
> partitions (primary, extended or logical)? Does one of the internal hard
> drives disappear when you plug in a USB drive? What kind of USB drive is it?
>
> Try again for help.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:56986BF0-5520-429F-8965-CCE7B8EC94E5@microsoft.com...
> >I connect one removable hard disk to my Vista PC by USB,I can only see one
> > disk and another disk is missing from the system, how should I fix this
> > problem?
> >
> > Thanks.
>
>
Richard Urban
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 05:56 PM
OK

Another question. When you use disk management to look at the USB drive do
you see 2 partitions? Or, do you see 1 partition and a space where the 2nd
partition should be? What is the indicated condition of the 2nd partition?

See what I mean about details! (-:

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Richard Urban
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Windows Desktop Experience


"jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E4B18349-A264-4194-89AA-BA11DCE4C01E@microsoft.com...
> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
> My removable disk has 2 partitions, when in another computer I can see all
> the two partitions, but in my vista PC , I can only see one partition,
> another one is missing, the internal disk has no problem right now.
>
> So please help me to fix this problem?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> Details! Details! Details!
>>
>> You don't give enough for anyone to give you a valid response.
>>
>> How many hard drives are in your system? How many partitions? What type
>> of
>> partitions (primary, extended or logical)? Does one of the internal hard
>> drives disappear when you plug in a USB drive? What kind of USB drive is
>> it?
>>
>> Try again for help.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>>
>> "jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:56986BF0-5520-429F-8965-CCE7B8EC94E5@microsoft.com...
>> >I connect one removable hard disk to my Vista PC by USB,I can only see
>> >one
>> > disk and another disk is missing from the system, how should I fix this
>> > problem?
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>>
>>
Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 05:57 PM
"jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> "jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:56986BF0-5520-429F-8965-CCE7B8EC94E5@microsoft.com...
>> >I connect one removable hard disk to my Vista PC by USB,I can only
>> >see one
>> > disk and another disk is missing from the system, how should I fix
>> > this
>> > problem?
>> >
>> Details! Details! Details!
>>
>> You don't give enough for anyone to give you a valid response.
>>
>> How many hard drives are in your system? How many partitions? What
>> type of
>> partitions (primary, extended or logical)? Does one of the internal
>> hard
>> drives disappear when you plug in a USB drive? What kind of USB drive
>> is it?
>>
>> Try again for help.
>>
> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
> My removable disk has 2 partitions, when in another computer I can see
> all
> the two partitions, but in my vista PC , I can only see one partition,
> another one is missing, the internal disk has no problem right now.
>
> So please help me to fix this problem?
>
Windows only supports a single partition on removable media drives, so
as far as I know you are pretty much out of luck.

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Richard Urban
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 06:32 PM
He has already said that when connected up to another computer he sees 2
partitions!

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Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
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"Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E4B18349-A264-4194-89AA-BA11DCE4C01E@microsoft.com...
>>
>> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>>
> >> "jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:56986BF0-5520-429F-8965-CCE7B8EC94E5@microsoft.com...
>>> >I connect one removable hard disk to my Vista PC by USB,I can only see
>>> >one
>>> > disk and another disk is missing from the system, how should I fix
>>> > this
>>> > problem?
>>> >
>>> Details! Details! Details!
>>>
>>> You don't give enough for anyone to give you a valid response.
>>>
>>> How many hard drives are in your system? How many partitions? What type
>>> of
>>> partitions (primary, extended or logical)? Does one of the internal hard
>>> drives disappear when you plug in a USB drive? What kind of USB drive is
>>> it?
>>>
>>> Try again for help.
>>>
>> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>>
>> My removable disk has 2 partitions, when in another computer I can see
>> all
>> the two partitions, but in my vista PC , I can only see one partition,
>> another one is missing, the internal disk has no problem right now.
>>
>> So please help me to fix this problem?
>>
>
> Windows only supports a single partition on removable media drives, so as
> far as I know you are pretty much out of luck.
>
> --
> Zaphod
>
> No matter where you go, there you are!
>
Cody Jarrett
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 07:41 PM
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:57:21 -0500, "Zaphod Beeblebrox"
<Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote:
>Windows only supports a single partition on removable media drives, so
>as far as I know you are pretty much out of luck.
Take that one out of your answer bag immediately and put it back where
you found it (which was probably far up yer arse).
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 07:50 PM

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in
> message news:gi65q5$8kt$1@news.motzarella.org...
>> "jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:E4B18349-A264-4194-89AA-BA11DCE4C01E@microsoft.com...
>>>
>>> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>>>
>> >> "jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> message
>>>> news:56986BF0-5520-429F-8965-CCE7B8EC94E5@microsoft.com...
>>>> >I connect one removable hard disk to my Vista PC by USB,I can
>>>> >only see one
>>>> > disk and another disk is missing from the system, how should I
>>>> > fix this
>>>> > problem?
>>>> >
>>>> Details! Details! Details!
>>>>
>>>> You don't give enough for anyone to give you a valid response.
>>>>
>>>> How many hard drives are in your system? How many partitions? What
>>>> type of
>>>> partitions (primary, extended or logical)? Does one of the internal
>>>> hard
>>>> drives disappear when you plug in a USB drive? What kind of USB
>>>> drive is it?
>>>>
>>>> Try again for help.
>>>>
>>> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>>>
>>> My removable disk has 2 partitions, when in another computer I can
>>> see all
>>> the two partitions, but in my vista PC , I can only see one
>>> partition,
>>> another one is missing, the internal disk has no problem right now.
>>>
>>> So please help me to fix this problem?
>>>
>>
>> Windows only supports a single partition on removable media drives,
>> so as far as I know you are pretty much out of luck.
>>
> He has already said that when connected up to another computer he sees
> 2 partitions!
>
And from reading other posts from the OP, it is likely that this hard
drive was connected up as an internal drive, not in an external USB
enclosure. My reply stands: Windows only supports a single partition on
removable media drives.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 07:58 PM

"Cody Jarrett" <artcody@jarrett.invalid> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:57:21 -0500, "Zaphod Beeblebrox"
> <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Windows only supports a single partition on removable media drives, so
>>as far as I know you are pretty much out of luck.
>
> Take that one out of your answer bag immediately and put it back where
> you found it (which was probably far up yer arse).
Actually, no. This is a well-known limitation of Windows and external /
removable media, especially Flash drives, but the same holds for any
drive that is seen by Windows as removable media.

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Cody Jarrett
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Re: One disk is missing in USB Disk
Posted: 12-15-2008, 08:28 PM
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:58:52 -0500, "Zaphod Beeblebrox"
<Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>"Cody Jarrett" <artcody@jarrett.invalid> wrote in message
>news:ujcdk49u9ikn7hh5llllqfci6p40t65kc1@4ax.com.. .
>> On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:57:21 -0500, "Zaphod Beeblebrox"
>> <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Windows only supports a single partition on removable media drives, so
>>>as far as I know you are pretty much out of luck.
>>
>> Take that one out of your answer bag immediately and put it back where
>> you found it (which was probably far up yer arse).
>
>Actually, no. This is a well-known limitation of Windows and external /
>removable media, especially Flash drives, but the same holds for any
>drive that is seen by Windows as removable media.
Reeeeeeeeeaaly?? <SNORK>

Tell that to the WD My Book that I have connected to my system via
USB. It's definitely removable. It currently has two partitions. It
had three until I changed it recently.

OH... I almost forgot: I also have a 160GB Toshiba 2.5" USB drive
that I connect when I need to use it to copy directories to my
notebook: it has three partitions on it.

Can you explain how both of those somehow managed to slip under the
"well-known limitation" <SNORK> you refer to?
 
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