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Extra Hard Drive suddenly missing.....

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  1. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Thread Starter

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    Running Windows XP. I have 2 hard drives in my computer - C as my main and "D" where I keep all my toys - itunes, ventrillo, WoW Game, all my music and photos. Turned the computer on when I got home tonight - clicked on the Wow Icon and - it gives me an error message - saying the file can't be found. I clicked on MY COMPUTER and the D drive is missing... what can I do to make it show up again? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. usintheuk

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    I hope i am not stating the obvious but have you tried to restart the computer? I would recommend that you do a complete power down, then re start the computer.
     
  3. LeighAnn

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    Done - twice -but I'll do it again for good measure.
    I have had to do this at work before - but I can't remember how I did it. One day the dvd drive "E" wouldn't show up under "my computer" - the IT guy had me tell the computer to recognize it and I think I like reassigned the letter to the drive.. and wala! But of course my IT guy isn't answering the phone or checking email right now!
     
  4. LeighAnn

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    Nope - still missing the "D" Drive.....
     
  5. usintheuk

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    Ok then. Click on start and then left click on my computer, move the mouse down to manage and click on it, a new window will open called computer management double click on storage then double click on disk management. There should be a list of drives there, is your missing drive listed?
     
  6. LeighAnn

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    Nope - just C, E and F
     
  7. metweek

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    Do you see your drive register when the computer POSTs? Or in the BIOS?
     
  8. usintheuk

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    Do you know how to get into the bios of your computer at start up? If you do check to see if the drive is listed there. If not i need to now the manufacturer of your computer and mother board.
     
  9. LeighAnn

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    lol - my IT guy bought, installed and configured everything for me - I have no clue what stuff is. He just logged on - he's gonna fix it for me. BUT thank you very much for your time and the effort to help. I really appreciate it.
     
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    Please let us know how he did it so that it may help others in the future.
     
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