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I cant see my 'D' drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chinchye, Jan 23, 2007.

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  1. chinchye

    chinchye Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    On my desktop, I am using windowsXp, and I have 2 physical drives installed inside and they were working fine and they are assigned "c" and "d" drives.

    suspect my system got virus, so reformat 'c' drive and reinstall windowsXP. I did not do anything to 'd' drive.

    After reinstalling windowsxp, I cant see my d drive.
    What must I do.

    Thanks
     
  2. powella

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    It's a long shot but did you open the case at anytime and could of possibly bumped any of the cables for the hard drive assigned as D: drive? If it's not showing in 'My Computer', is it showing in 'Disk Management'?
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    If the cable is off, you also wouldn't see the drive in the computer's BIOS before Windows even starts to load. Make sure that is working.

    Then you can move on to Windows. If you seen it in the BIOS, then in Diskmanagement, make sure it is partitioned, formatted and has a drive letter assigned.
     
  4. chinchye

    chinchye Thread Starter

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    ok Thanks everybody, its solved now after installing the driver of a "raid card".
    Thanks
     
  5. chinchye

    chinchye Thread Starter

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    Hi Members,
    I open this thread again because this time I could not see the d drive in my laptop. I need help to see my d drive in my laptop again.

    I am using WindowsXP and I am using a Lonovo laptop model R50e.
    Previously I have partitioned the hardisk into c drive and d drive. I then decided to restore the hardisk into its original factory state. During the restoration process, I did not re-format d drive because I wish to keep its content.

    After restoration, I could not see the d drive from windows explorer.
    Please see the attached image. I then goto computer-management/disk-management and there is a portion of the drive which shows "19.08 GB Unallocated". I believe this should be d drive. So what must I do so that I can see the d drive in windows explorer.

    Thanks
     

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  6. Wanderer2

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    "restore the hardisk into its original factory state"

    This usually means the disk is reimaged to the factory state. That means no formatting but a complete overwrite of the disk.

    Might try one of the drive/file recovery softwares available from the web to see if you can recover any files from the unpartitioned space.
     
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