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#1 Borderscot


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:23 AM

i have got a packard bell computer and had to do a recovery disc with the three discs.the computer picked up the cdrive but because the d drive is an extra what we put in when we double click my computer the d drive isnt on the list.can someone help me to put the d drive into "my computer" i phoned packard bell but the guy on phone said that it has to be hidden which is rubbish if its hidden how u suppost to get to the things what u have put on ur d drive.please help me to put my d drive onto "my computer" as i have got alot of precious photos on the d drive
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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:00 PM

Not clear what you're saying here Julie,
You had to use Packard Bell recovery CDs to restore your system because of some problem, right?
In the past you have added a second hard drive which appeared in 'My Computer' as the D: drive and on which you stored photos and data?
After the recovery you cannot see your second hard drive.

The guy on the phone is probably right - brand name computers often have a hidden partition where they keep system info to enable you to restore the operating system in event of a problem and if it were not hidden it would be the D: drive.

Do you have an E: drive in My Computer?
What drive letter is your CDROM/DVD drive?

Give as much info about your system specs as you can. What model PB is it? What operating system is it? How did you add the extra hard drive originally?

Edited by Rimmer, 31 May 2005 - 10:02 PM.

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