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have lost d drive on 'my computer'

by sagittarian / November 16, 2004 1:12 PM PST

i have only recently noticed that i do not have my d drive on 'my computer' anymore, i use that to install and download software, and i have just realised why i cannot do this, can anyone offer any suggestions about what to do, apart from just taking my tower down to the local computer shop and having a new d drive installed, in which case, i can do if that is the only choice i have.

thankyou

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by Dale Johnston / November 16, 2004 1:33 PM PST

Have you checked all the connections are sound inside? Does it list the drive at start up as it does the hardware checks?

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by sagittarian / November 16, 2004 1:38 PM PST

yes all connections are sound inside, im not sure about hardware checks, my computer does not come up with any hardware checks, and if this is important tell me how to go about doing that plz. thankyou.

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by Papa Echo / November 16, 2004 9:09 PM PST

? Try starting in Safe Mode to see whether your D: can be found.

? Go to Device Manager and uninstall the drive. Reboot and let Windows detect and reinstall it, thereby having a driver letter assigned to it again.

? Get rid of viruses and other parasites.

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by skippyd333 / November 16, 2004 10:26 PM PST

I'm assuming D drive is a partition Or, a second Hard drive? Which? Skip

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 10:42 PM PST

You have to tell us. Do you have two physical hard drives in the PC or one? If you have two drives the drive may have gone south or there is a connection problem. If you have one drive, the D: is a second partition.

What is your operating system? If it's XP then there may be a way to rediscover the drive. Let us know.

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by sagittarian / November 17, 2004 5:30 AM PST

i have two physical hard drives, c and d. im on windows xp, home edition. and my d drive is still missing. thankyou for responding coryphaeus

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by skippyd333 / November 17, 2004 11:24 AM PST

then do as papa echo said. go into device manager and uninstall the drive. Restart and see if you computer will detect it again.

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Re: have lost d drive on 'my computer'
by David Chan / November 17, 2004 11:56 AM PST

Boot into your BIOS and check if both HDDs are listed.
For most PCs to boot into the BIOS you press the Delete key or F1 key on startup.
Some BIOS will let you auto-detect the HDDs.

If the second HDD is missing in the BIOS then it's likely dead or disabled.

How old is the D Drive HDD?

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