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Please help...Local disk went missing o___x

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July 15, 2010 10:03:16 AM

Hello, well I really need help...my system went down and I had to reformat it whole. So after I did that (not first time to do anyway) my local disk D: went missing... that's something never happened. So please help me....what do I need to do to get it back? :(  :( 

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a c 101 G Storage
July 15, 2010 7:14:10 PM

So, how many physical HDDs are in your system? Also, what OS are you using? Your solution depends on these answers. Please claify and I am sure someone on Tom's can help.

BTW, when you reformatted your entire system, did you delete and then create new partitions as well? If so, you may have went from more than one partition to a single partition, overwriting your previous data in your D: drive.

If that is the case, you may need to find some partition recovery software, like Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva) to get your files back.

Please answer the questions above and we'll see what can be done. Good luck!!!
July 16, 2010 8:34:05 PM

Two and I'm using Windows XP sp3

and umm....no o_o I Have all my old files that was in my local disc C....But local disk D is missing
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a c 101 G Storage
July 16, 2010 9:01:20 PM

Go into your Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and see if the second disk is present. You may just have to reformat and assign a drive letter. At least determine whether the PC recognizes the second drive.
July 16, 2010 9:20:34 PM

COLGeek said:
Go into your Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and see if the second disk is present. You may just have to reformat and assign a drive letter. At least determine whether the PC recognizes the second drive.


Naw, there is only one. I checked that first. Now my keyboard is acting weird. So yeah I think I will reformat it again. Thank you for everything.^^
a c 101 G Storage
July 17, 2010 3:31:32 AM

Does the BIOS recognize the missing HDD?
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