I then downloaded a program from Runtime(.org) called
System Info and it stated the drive was a "(Secure File
System (Peter Gutmann))" not an NTFS. Well, I managed to
find out there is a single byte in the partition record
that tells what type of partition it is. Mine had somehow
become the Secure File System (42h) instead of NTFS
(07h). I took the drive to a friend's house and he used
DiskExplorer by Acronis and edited that one byte. After
two reboots, the drive was back to normal. I double-
checked my other drives and one other drive was
configured this way as well, but showed no problems. I
fixed it anyway without any problems.
My question is this, does anyone know how or why that
byte changed? Has anyone run across this problem before?
Could it be a virus that no one has heard of yet (I
checked)? Thanks for any light that can be shed on this.
Was your brother's computer running *exactly* the same version of
Windows that you are?