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Help! Missing D Drive


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#1 Margee

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:40 PM

I'm a Windows 2000 user, my D drive has disappeared from my computer and replaced itself with a "removable D" drive? Is there something I can do to get it back?

I just joined and hope you can help me.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:44 PM

Welcome to BC i see this is your first post.

Well I am not sure but was Drive D a partition or a seperate Drive?
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:50 PM

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:55 PM

So Drive D was on the same Physical Drive.

Then one day Win2000 showed it as a removable Media Drive.

Well what I would do is get a bootdisk. Boot up into DOS Prompt. Run FDISK and check to see if the Hard Drive is partitioned that way. If FDISK shows that it is then it is Windows2000. Post back after you do that.
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

FDisk is going to wipe the drive.

Click on the "My Computer" icon.

What does that show?

Click properties on the D Drive. Click for error checking.
You will probably have to reboot.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:40 PM

FDISK will not wipe the disk if you selct display partition settings. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:21 PM

Thanks for all your help, guys! Nothing works. I'm going to have my WIN2000 checked out.
God Bless! :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 01:44 PM

Can you access the drive either using My Computer or Windows Explorer?

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 03:52 PM

I tried that already, it didn't work. Thanks

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:08 PM

Using an account with administrator rights go to computer management.

Click start/programs/administrative tools/computer management

Click on Disk Management in the left pane

Highlight your "D" partition in the right pane

Right click - what choices does it give you?




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