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Pls help!!! my drive is missing

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a c 104 G Storage
July 10, 2011 7:21:53 PM

Hi there, & Welcome to Tom's Hardware!

Well, your images are very helpful in understanding your concern. That's great.
In the first image, it does show your C: drive "My Drive" as being visible in Windows Explorer, and the upper part of Disk Management shows it also.

The second image, the lower graphical part of Disk Management shows the hidden "Recovery Partition" that many manufacturers place on their drives in case a complete recovery is needed. Next to it is your "My Drive" C:, as Healthy(Primary, system, crash dump, pagefile, boot)

The dark blue band above means it's a primary partition

It has all the markings of being a healthy HDD.
Click on the C: drive, and choose one of the 'libraries' in Windows explorer, to see if your files are visible and useable there.

July 12, 2011 2:37:46 AM

thank you sir...my drive c is ok and i can use it,the only problem is i lost the other drive, how can i retore it? i can open drive c through disk management but i cant open the other one with a healthy recovery partition and it has no name either
please look at this http://www.flickr.com/photos/65034877@N04/5922209984/in...
a c 104 G Storage
July 12, 2011 12:59:37 PM

printlock said:
thank you sir...my drive c is ok and i can use it,the only problem is i lost the other drive, how can i retore it? i can open drive c through disk management but i cant open the other one with a healthy recovery partition and it has no name either
please look at this http://www.flickr.com/photos/65034877@N04/5922209984/in...


Hello again,

The RecoveryPartition was put there by the manufacturer in case you need to recover your computer from a disaster. It is hidden and has no name listed as is standard. They don't want you to interrogate this small (8GB) partition. You will be able to see it in Disk Management which is normal.

Did you have another HDD that is missing, like Drive E, or F, that has data on it, that is not being shown in Disk Management?

The images you are showing are as expected.
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