After using system restore, windows XP does not show my hard drive Tags: Hard Drives System Restore Storage Last response: March 20, 2011 3:56 PM in Storage Share phantomposter March 20, 2011 3:19:08 PM Not sure what happened, my computer was pausing every minute for a second, thinking there might have been something the kids installed, I used system restore. I got this message "Changes made to drive k:\ after this point can not be reversed because the drive was either excluded from System Restore, or was turned off or removed" Drive K is a seperate physical drive, so no big deal, I dont have programs on that drive that require installing, it is just a drive I use to store data. Well, now there is no drive K, even after I undo system restore. Windows XP, Device manager shows the drive there, drivers are working and no conflicts. So I hope someone has a quick fix! I think they should have a warning in there that also says that you may lose you drive lol More about : system restore windows show hard drive phantomposter March 20, 2011 3:50:19 PM In Computer Management under Disk Management and was looking in the wrong part of Device Manager, it does not show there either m 0 l phantomposter March 20, 2011 3:56:49 PM Dont ask me why this worked, I removed an SD card that was in the SD drive of the computer and rebooted. It works now, if that isnt messed up, I dont know what is. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows XP not booting after restoring hard drive image [solved!] Forum Solvedwindows xp Sp3 after format and complete useful software installation c drive not showing hiding option in left side Forum Xp system tools system restore sub-menu does not show Forum Windows xp system recovery using disks with new hard drive Forum SolvedOnly 320gb detected of new 1tb hard drive after restoring with system image Forum SolvedHow revert back to win7 after system restore windows xp Forum System Restore using a previous system image re-partitioned/formatted my external hard drive - now unaccessible Forum Can use windows xp cd after change of the hard drive? Forum SolvedHard drive not recognized until after using a partition software. (No operating system found.) Forum Restore after formating hard drive with xp Forum Restore Windows XP settings after system32/config/** file corrupt Forum SolvedCan I move a hard drive with Windows 2000 op system into an xp computer Forum System restore after installing new hard drive Forum Windows XP does not show any users after reboot. Cannot lo.. Forum External Hard drive does not show up in windows 7 Forum SolvedAfter trying to install windows 7 on a new system it keeps saying select a hard drive or install support for said hard-drive Forum SolvedHow do I restore my XP PC - it crashed hard after Comodo firewall update loaded? Black screen, no POST beep. Can't boot even t Forum my computer wont boot from hard drive even after selecting it from bios menu any suggestions. using xp. thanx Forum my hard drive fried so i bought new one comp wont boot no operation system on the new hard drive comp runs windows xp pro i ha Forum Lost Hard Drive Capacity After System Restore Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !