Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Dell Dimension 4300
Old as dirt but still running!
This is very odd. I have two internal hard drives; first (C:) runs operating system and programs and second (E:) stores documents, photos, music, etc. Suddenly when accessing E: I can search the drive, see all the folders and files, but cannot open any folders. I cannot run Error Checking, Defrag, etc. I can open files from within programs.
Even stranger: when I look under My Computer, E: is listed twice. First listing is the one that's always been there: in proper order, correct drive label, drive icon, "Local Disk", properties show correct file system, free space, and total space. Second listing is at the bottom of the list, drive label that seems to have come from nowhere, file icon instead of drive icon but still labelled "Local Disk", properties show 0 bytes but "Details" shows same file system, free space, and total space, and when I open the file/drive(?) I see the same folders and files as I see under the original E: drive, but My Computer then locks up.
When the E: drive became unaccessable I copied my documents from my backup drive into "My Documents" on the C: drive so that I could access them there.
In short, I have messed something up in a big way.
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