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One Of My Drives Has Dissappeared After Reboot!


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#1 yorocco7

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:38 AM

Something weird happened. I was DL a bunch of bittorents using azereus. My PC was acting funny so rebooted the unit. Upon restart my H drive does not show up in "My Computer". When the PC is rebooted in the bios stage it does recognize 2 HDs. 1 is the smaller drive that runs the PC & the other is my new 250g drive. So I know at least it is working. I went to the disk manager and I can see both drives. The H drive has 232g free space. I don't know what happened & I can't seem to get the PC to recognize the H drive. Any help out there?Thanks!
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:00 AM

When you look at this drive is disk Management does it have a drive letter assigned to it? It could be that it see the drive but has not allocated a drive letter to it. If there is a drive letter assigned try changing the letter to something differen and see if that makes a differance.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:07 PM

Well I did try that. No luck. Probably did something wrong. I could see the drive in "Disk manager" it was "G" but should have been "H". So I know the system was connected to the HD. I just couldn't get the "H" drive to reappear. I found a forum where a guy suggested a program called partition table doctor 3.0. I got it. I ran it and it seemed to find the "H" drive. I wasn't real sure what I was doing (it was 4am & I was pissed off) I ran a thing called "fixboot". It looked like it was searching for cluster & other things on my HD. After 3 hours it was still running. I quit it and rebooted. I could see the H drive now. But no files were in it. Its a 250gig HD & it says I have 232 free space. But no files are in there. I hope I didn't format the drive. The program definitely DID NOT SAY/Warn me of any data loss. So I'm not sure if all the data (about 130gig cry-cry-cry) is gone forever or not. Any thoughts? Anyway to retrieve data? Would doing "system restore" help? If so how do I do it.
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:49 AM

try using a Hard disk recovery software. There are many noted in the free applications link in one of the other parts to the forum. Link below. Have a look for the recovery software.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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