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256986When a program tries to access a raw partition on your computer's hard disk, the partition may not be available.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Note A raw partition is a partition on your hard disk that is not formatted and that does not have a drive letter assigned to it.
This problem occurs because, by default, the AutoMount feature of the Mount Manager (MountMgr) program is turned off in the Microsoft Windows registry.
To resolve this problem, turn on the AutoMount feature. To do this, follow these steps:
Some computer software manufacturers use raw partitions to store their data in.
The default behavior in all other versions of Windows is to automatically mount any newly added disks.
On any computer that is running Windows Server 2003, you can turn off the AutoMount feature by using the MountVol /N command.