Not showing hard drive letter??????????

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mazspeed@redshi, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. Ok.. I have another weird problem.. I have decided to reformat my computer a while back, and downloaded and saved a ton of back up stuff to a 2nd harddrive that I have on my computer. I have a New Seagate Cheeta SCSI 15k drive, but I did a Ghost from another SCSI. The problem started a little before this, what happened is that I was downloading and saving critical files to this other ITA harddrive that I used as a storage and it was Drive letter "D". Now when I go to my computer it doesn't see it, but when I go to Device Manager it does see it. All I want to do is get the info off of there and into my new drive.. If I can't see the drive letter I cannot get in, "Or so I think" Unless there is another way? After trying that hard drive on another computer it did the same thing, so I know it's not a motherboard problem.. Funny thing is, is that it's missing a drive letter.. I have a CD-RW player on "E" and the DVD player on "F" and my normal hard drive on "C"
    So somehow "D" is missing, and I would guess that it should be the next letter.. I need help..
    Thanks guys, you all have been a ton of help in the past, so thanks in advance :)

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Go to the start menu/administartive tools/computer management/storage disk management. Look to right. Scroll if necessary. Look for the missing drive & reassign the drive letter.
     
  3. Ok great.. it sees it there, but what is the next step in giving it that drive letter? You rock Hipster.. Thanks, just tell me how I do that..

    Cheers
    Mike

    VB for you
     
  4. It says 12.64 GB Then it says
    "Unallocated"
     
  5. Ok well I got the drive letter on there, but now I can't "explore" it to see the info? It want's me to reformat??????
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Right click on it. Keep doing that till you hit the right spot. It will give you the option to reassign the drive letter. Make sure it is the right drive.
     
  7. But what about the reformat? I think I posted at the same time you did...lol
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Sorry, now I'm stumped. Someone should be able to help out though. Hold off on formatting.
     
  9. Ohhhhhh If your stumped, then I'm in trouble.. :)
    One thig it does say is it's got 100 percent nothing in it.. There is no way it could have reformated by it self.. I don't think it's still reading it corectly though.. Many thanks for the info though :)

    Mike
     
  10. debonairone

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    Your FAT table may be hosed... there is a utility called GetDataBack... I've used it several times... It can recover nearly 100% of your data as long as the drive itself is not physically damaged... If your Bios can see the disk, then this utility should be able to recover the data... on the downside, they offer the backup software for free, but charge you to actually retrieve the data... not to expensive.. just depends on how much you need the data.... http://www.runtime.org
     
  11. It worked like a charm Debonairone.. between you and Hipster it's all fixed.. Thanks a million you guys..

    Cheers
    Mike