A. You might receive this error message when you assign a drive letter to an unformatted drive partition. However, depending on your configuration, your machine might automatically reboot before you can diagnose the problem. Regardless of whether your machine reboots, you can view the error in the event log, which will contain the following information:

   Event Type: Information                                 Event Source: Save Dump                                 Event Category: None                                 Event ID: 1001                                 Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.                                  The bugcheck was: 0x00000054 (0x003612ca, 0xf2688d00, 0x00000000,                                 0x00000000). 

To resolve this error, perform one of the following actions:

  • Use the Disk Management component of Windows 2000's Computer Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to delete the unformatted partition.
  • Use the Disk Management component of Win2K's Computer Management MMC snap-in to format the partition.
  • Use the Disk Management component of Win2K's Computer Management MMC snap-in to remove the drive letter.