LOST MY DRIVE
I have been using my desktop for around 3 years now. Pentium 4 Windows XP Prof, 512MB ram, 2 x 80gb hds, cd writer running dual boot, both XP. All was working fine until i had a crash and then one drive has disappeared. The first drive had 3 partitions and drive d had 2 partitions. Both had bootable XP operation systems. Both drives are visible in the BIOS, however, drive d not accessable or visible with explorer. I tried using the REPAIR console from the XP cd, but it only showed c:\windows.
Any suggestions on how to revive my d drive ?
Does the missing drive show up in Computer Management?
Yes shows up in computer management as unallocated
any way to recover ?
Will really help as i have a lot of data on it
If its showing as unallocated it suggests the partition table has had a knock on the head.
You could install some data recovery software, maybe something from this list and have it look at the drive and do a recovery based on the whole drive rather than partitions.
For goodness sake though, when recovering from the "suspect" drive, restore the files onto a different drive either your first or external media.
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