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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows xp doesnt see my sata hard drive , but the bios does ForumWindows XP not booting after restoring hard drive image [solved!] ForumHard drive show empty after loading XP on another drive . Forum2 hard drives show in bios only 1 in windows ForumWindows XP System Restore /Restart New ForumXp system tools system restore sub-menu does not show ForumWindows XP home won't do system restore . ForumWhen does System Restore refuse to put Restore Point down? ForumWindows 7 on startup after trying to Partiiton Hard disk with Spotmau 2009 show ForumWhy doesn't my hard drive show full capacity on win xp ? ForumWindows XP does not see my hard drive - cannot access data! Forum500 gig hard drive no reporting only 302 gig available after removal of Ontrack ForumOperating system not found after installing new hard drive ForumWindows XP does not see my SATA hard drive . Bios does ForumWindows XP Hard Drive Size Limit - Please help me Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumFlash drive ForumHard Drives Disconnect Frequently Forum320 GB portable drive cannot be formatted ForumUSB disk drive letter conflict? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !