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Old April 8th 10, 02:31 AM posted to
Marian Henna
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Default Can't see Hard Drive.

My apologies, I should have mentioned that the drive is visible using Disk
Management. The volume is assigned the drive letter D: (basic volume) and
there are no network drives. The DVDRW is assigned drive letter W: (I do
this so that the universe knows it is a read(Writable.

I should have also mentioned that this drive was visible, but only in the
past few days has it disappeared (at least that's when I noticed).

System is Virus and Malware clean as reported by Panda RescueCD, Kaspersky
RescueCD and BitDefender RescueCD. I booted with my BartPE and ran McAfee
command line scanner against both hard disks in the system, they were both

TweakUI does nothing magical, I read a web hit that suggested running
TweakUI and 'clicking' on the drive and it should work - nada.

The only data on Drive D: (the invisible guy) is video data, nothing else. I
changed the drive letter to drive E: in DM and rebooted, still invisible.

I mentioned that I could store docs etc there, but they were only tests and
my dynamic data is never stored there.

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For some reason, I cannot see a 1TB hard disk in Vista Explorer. There
are no relevant messages in the event logs etc. I can save data to it
(via apps, word, excel, downloads etc).

I just cannot see it in windows when I go to my computer.

Also, can't seem to find anything pertinent on the web, lost about a
vista drive not being seen by windows 7 (vice versa), but not what I am
looking for.

My concern is that if Windows won't display the drive, it may be going
bad and it's only 6 months old.

Any pointer(s) would be appreciated.


Right click Computer on the desktop. Click Manage then Disk Management.
Do you see the drive in either the top area under Volume or in the gray
area below it? If in the gray area does it have a drive letter assigned.
If so is it the same drive letter that is assigned to a network drive
(which will not show up in the Disk Management window?) If it is the same
letter as a network drive one or the other needs to be changed. Let us
know and we can guide you.

If the drive is not showing up at all in Disk Management I have no idea
how a program could write to the drive.