i am using the absolute path to the image starting from the drive to the image name.
when you say you can't see this with dreamweaver, is your code being uploaded to a server?
If the page is online, you don't use your drives. You use path from the server.
But if this is still all local on your machine, your path must still be wrong... test by typing in the path from drive in the address bar. If the path is right, you'll see the image. If it's wrong you might see a message saying file doesn't exist. (I don't have windows so I'm not sure what it says)