I'm missing drive letters after I ran DBAN (v1.0.6) and reinstalling WinXP on an IBM Thinkpad T42p. The missing drive letters (D & E) where assigned to partitions before I ran DBAN. Does anyone know how to get them back?
I'm still confused. I've rebuilt and repartitioned my hard drive after using DBAN to wipe everything out - as I wanted, I'm trying to start the new year absolutely clean. However, now that I have a fresh copy of WinXP Pro loaded on my primary partition ("C") and two other new partitions, I'm missing the drive letters (D & E) even though they're not assigned to anything. I understand that the old partitions are gone, but why are the drive letters missing under my new build? I thought I wiped everything out and reloaded from scratch, but there seems to be some residual data somewhere saying that drives D & E are assigned to something. I don't see this situation addressed in the documentation.
Yes, I know how to do the reassignment; the problem is that the available drive letters from the drop-down list are missing the letters (D & E) that were previously assigned to partitions before doing the DBAN. Yet, they are not assigned in the current build -- they're just missing. These unassigned, missing letters are the point of this post.