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computer wont recognize 2nd drive

by ariels_mommy / July 13, 2010 9:56 PM PDT

I have recently did a re format on my mom's computer. I had to wipe both our c and d drives (d was the back-up drive for storage) and now i can only find the c drive. I need assistance in getting the computer to recognize the d drive again as its needed to store pictures and music for my dad's band. If anyone could help me figure this out it would be appreciated. Thank you

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Question . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 13, 2010 10:34 PM PDT

Is this D drive a physical drive or a logical drive (on the C drive)?

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some more information
by ariels_mommy / July 14, 2010 3:44 AM PDT
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Its a complete seperate hard drive. The c is one physical unit and the d is a seperate physical unit. I have formatted before but never with 2 seperate drives. Im just kinda one of those learn as i go when it comes to computers. I am using windows xp pro and the d drive is only 40gb. Ive went into all parts of my system information i can think of and can't find it anywhere. Last time i formatted only the c drive and never touched d and it was all still there. My files and pics and all the drivers i moved over. Now that i wiped both drives i can't find the d drive

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1. Don't panic yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2010 11:25 PM PDT

2. I've seen this happen with XP. XP will need that service pack before drives over 127GB are listed. So be sure to note the OS next time.

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can't find at My Computer ?
by Papa Echo / July 13, 2010 11:50 PM PDT

The try at Disc Management.

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