Computer management

By shadowfox
Jan 17, 2009
  1. hey guys i have a problem with what i have seen in computer management
    i have 2 hard disk
    Hitachi 80gb with drive letter C/E/F
    Seagates 500gb with drive letter D/F/G/I/T

    in the attachment i have taken a printscreen image of what was displayed in computer management
    In drive D the status is shown as healthy also it shows system in brackets
    can you tell me what the System stands for. the Operating system is installed in C drive
    there are no system softwares or other software installed in that drive
    and also i cannot change the drive letter because of it

    Attached Files:

  2. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    is the 500gb an external hdd?
  3. shadowfox

    shadowfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    no its not
    its an internal 500gb hard disk
    both the Hard disk are Sata 2 enabled
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    edit: question answered in the attachment - oops
  5. shadowfox

    shadowfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I did not understand your message
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Please provide the motherboard data (make and model and revision if a/v) if a u-build or make/model of comp if a shop-built.

    edit: While you are busy gathering that data, I will mention that I find disk management can list a drive as either;

    healthy(system)--------has OS on it (AND Boot files if no other has it AND page file if no other has it}

    healthy(boot)----------has boot files (AND page file if no other has it)

    healthy(page file)-----has a page file (may NOT be the only one)

    So, it would appear that during your reworking of OS installs you got the boot files on C: and the OS on D:.

    Indeed, you may have an OS on C: BUT the boot.ini thinks that it is the one on D:.

    Confused enough?

    An example of another with the same issue;
  7. shadowfox

    shadowfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Guess your right
    some system files in .txt format are in the D folder and as you know D:/ happens to be the other sceond hard disk
    my computer often gets confused when it comes to drive letters :)
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