I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and Windows XP installed. I first installed Windows 7 than Ubuntu and than Windows XP. My Windows 7 is on C drive, Ubuntu is on a logical drive in my extended partition and Windows xp is on a primary partition F. I have another primary partition E on which for some reason when i installed Windows XP it placed boot.int file on it. I am using grub to boot the three operating system.
Yesterday, i reinstalled Windows 7 and after the installation i saw that the drive letter from drive E was gone. I tried to restore but it was not available from the drop down menu in Computer Management and it is not assigned to any other drive. I had to assign another letter to make the drive visible in windows explorer.
My question is how to recover the letter E on this partition and why it is not available?
The other problem i have is Windows XP can't boot now and i think it some how related to this missing E drive letter.
Edit: The letter E was assigned to the CD-ROM device.