This is going to be no help to you whatsoever but my E drive appears to be missing too. I also have Windows XP Professional. Is there a link perhaps?? One day working, next day missing. Very strange.
I hope you can shed some light on my issue. My PC was working fine last Sat the 14th. which is the last time I used it. No one else has access to the PC.
Last night the floppy wasnt working, but the other drives were. Today, no drives are working.
The LED's light up on start up, so they have power--but the trays wont even open and they are not in the BIOS and there are no folders for them in the program files.
I have a Mitsumi floppy, an AOPEN DVD ROM and a PLEXTOR DVD/CDRW. I am running WindowsXPPro. The MOBO is ASUS P4P800 Deluxe.
I have opened the PC and made sure the connections are all seated properly and still nothing.
No auto-updates for Windows installed after the 6th and the 13th.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I consider myself a novice, but I am a quick study. Thanks.