deleted drive E: - how do i reload it?

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sailormoon21

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Hi guys,

I have two hard disks on my desktop PC ; one corresponds to drive C: which hosts the operating system, Windows XP, and the other is a larger volume, drive E: which I was trying to format.

I went on [Control Panel > Administrative tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management Local] and drive E: was shown as being only 99% free, instead of 100%
So I right-clicked on it and mistakenly selected Delete Partition and it did just that, Drive E: disappeared from the My Computer folder.

I tried uninstalling the hard disk thorough Device Manager and although the hard disk drivers were reinstalled automatically by windows at startup, drive E: was still absent.

I'm sure this is very simple but I have no clue on how to handle this. Can somebody with better knowledge please help me?
 

sailormoon21

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How do I create the partition? I do not get one such option in the list of available drives so I'm confused. Maybe I'm doing something wrong or I'm in the wrong panel
 

JohnWill

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In Disk Management, you should see a drive with the area listed as "Unallocated". Right click on this one and partition and format it.
 
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