I have a Acer Laptop 6930 G and my hard drive is partitioned into C: and D: drives when I switched on my computer last night I noticed D: drive had disappeared. Tried to do a system restore but couldn't as said D: drive could not be found. C: drive is where windows/programs is etc. D: drive was for data but as this laptop is only a month old that wasn't much on there and what was was on there has been backed up so don't need the data rescuing just need D: drive back.
I was updating Acer Arcade deluxe and I think this caused the problem.
If I go into Data management it looks like this: (also attached print screen)
Volume Layout Type File System Status Capacity Free Space %Free Fault Tolerance Overhead
Simple Basic Healthy (Recovery Partition) 12.00 GB 12.00 GB 100% No 0%
Simple Basic Healthy (OEM Partition) 106.90 GB 106.90 GB 100% No 0%
Simple Basic Healthy (OEM Partition) 3.54 GB 3.54 GB 100% No 0%
Acer (C:) Simple Basic NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, etc) 110.44 GB 54.11 GB 49% No 0%
So my hard drive seems to be partitioned into 4 and its the second one down that used to be D: drive. But when I right click the volume just help comes up no other options.
At the bottom off the screen the 106.90 GB drive has blue associated bar (Primary Partition)
I thought I could just reasign drive D: again but how do I do this if when I right click no options come up.
I also installed Windows 7 on this computer last week (upgrade) but drive D: only disappeared yesterday after trying to fix problems with Acer Arcade.
Is there a simple way to fix this? or as laptop is only a month old and all data is backed is it best to restore back to factory settings and reinstall windows 7 again?
Thank you for any help.