Concerned about the longevity of my main © harddrive, I shut the computer down and added a brand new never run 1tb WD sata drive to allow me to transfer my files. Was grateful to then successfully restart the system. I was very tired, it was late, and I dont recall just exactly what steps I then took to get the drive ready to accept data, sigh. I do recall being in "computer management" "storage" and, seeing the drive listed, was able to get it ready to accept data... somehow. So at that point I started to cut and paste 120 GB or so of files
from the failing C drive over to the new D drive. Yes, I say "cut" because I was thinking to myself "what could possibly go wrong here?" I felt that I was on the right track because during the hours-long process of doing the transfer I was able to change the name of the drive from "local" to "1TBNEWWD". Upon re-boot however, "1TBNEWWD" was nowhere to be found, except in ""computer management" "storage" (once again) where it lists as "Unallocated 931.51 GB". Please advise?
Edited by hamluis, 05 September 2017 - 04:51 AM.
Moved from XP to Disk Management - Hamluis.