resetting removable drive as basic rather than removable

By Joe_Espresso
Dec 9, 2006
  1. I have a new PCMCIA HD that shows up as a removable drive, with serious delays in reading and writing. My other PCMCIA HD, and my USB drives all show up as LOCAL DRIVES rather than as REMOVABLE drives. How can I reset the new drive so that it will register as a LOCAL DRIVE and not as a removable drive? Reformatting didn't help. And I couldn't change things with Computer Management...

    It looks as if the new drive, unlike the others, does NOT have an MBR partition. Could this be the problem? How can I change the partition? Will fdisk do the trick?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    MBR is not the problem, thats Master Boot Record, you have absolutely no reason for that on a hard drive that isn't booting an OS.

    Make sure the drive is in DMA mode rather than PIO.
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