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My D drive is gone. What happened?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by theconfusedone, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. theconfusedone

    theconfusedone Thread Starter

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    Prior to using my Acer recovery disk I had a C and D drive. Now that the D drive is gone is there a way to get it back? Why did it disappear?
     
  2. Leungwk01

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    Firstly you should check if the drive is in the device manager.
    It could also be that you haven't set up the partition making it being unused.
     
  3. kenny111111

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    hello confused

    is your C: as big as it should be? (C: & D: combined from before)
     
  4. theconfusedone

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    Hello Kenny1111,
    It looks like the C and D drive have been combined becaused the C drive has twice the amount of space.
     
  5. theconfusedone

    theconfusedone Thread Starter

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    How doe I check the device mgr? How do I set up the partition? I didn't think it would be affected by the recovery disk since there was nothing stored on that drive.
     
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    You never said what type of drive is missing. I will assume you mean hard drive.

    Hard drives are partitioned in the Disk Management snap-in of the Microsoft Management Console. To open Disk Management, right click Computer and select Manage. In the left column, expand the Storage node and select Disk Management.

    Now, are you trying to partition one physical drive or multiple? How many hard drives do you see in the graphical display and what are their labels? (ie: Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2 ...) The next steps depend on your reply.
     
  8. fairnooks

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    That's interesting that the Acer recovery disc did not maintain the original system and data partitions. Since you say that there was no data on the partition anyway you may prefer to have your drive configured the way it is now. There is no reason to restore the parttions to the way they were unless you have a certain organizational need or some other methodology for management that would make it useful.
     
  9. Curly

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    fairnooks, I think you misunderstood what was said. Leungwk01 said that the D drive is gone AFTER using the disk. Likely it did restore everything to its original state -- which was one physical drive with one partition.
     
  10. fairnooks

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    Every Acer I've ever purchased (5, 6?) has one drive split down the middle, half going to the system and image partitions and the other half to "data." Its a good concept (as far as I'm concerned) but can be confusing since no accounts can be set up at the factory to use the data partition since no accounts are created until the new owner uses/creates one and of course that will be maintained on the system partition unless specified to do otherwise.

    So the original state should have been as specified above for an Acer system but if it wasn't, as the OP specified, and the system is working fine, it may be better to leave it that way since the OP also specified that the D partition hadn't been used at all.

    But, if theconfusedone wants it back the way it was, we can certainly help with that as well.
     
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