Please help in recovering my lost drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by john1921, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. john1921

    john1921 MDL Novice

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    hi friends,i have just now installed windows 7 rc on my computer,during installation i have accidentally clicked Load driver button(at the stage where it asks for partition,format,new,load driver,etc) and then my D drive button and came back and continued with my installation.After complete installation When i opened my computer there i have seen that my d drive is missing( I had 3 drives c,d and e before installation).That d drive is of 20 gb and it contains very important information,All my college projects and passwords and userids was in that drive and now it is lost.When i checked in disk management that drive is shown with actual used space and in its status it is showing as Healthy (System,active,primary partition) ,but i cannot see it or open it to take its backup,

    Please friends please help in me in getting my d drive back.please,i really need it.
     
  2. Yurbuh Tuggly

    Yurbuh Tuggly MDL Member

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    Did you try assigning it a drive letter in Disk Management?
     
  3. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Windows 7 has done that to me several times, Don't understand why it decides to hid drives. That is how I fixed it.
     
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  4. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    Vista did the same to me, especially with external usb drives, had to assign them again.