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Windows 7: backup drive has "vanished" ????

07 Oct 2010   #1

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 
backup drive has "vanished" ????

went to back up my puter tonight, but my backup drive (G has "vanished" and is not visible anywhere in the Computer or Control Panel....

whats going on?

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07 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bushman5 View Post
went to back up my puter tonight, but my backup drive (G has "vanished" and is not visible anywhere in the Computer or Control Panel....

whats going on?
Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management.

If you see your drive but there is no letter listed, right click the drive > Change Drive Letters or path assign/Change to the letter G and your drive should show up in My Computer and Windows Explorer.

If this doesn't work check Device Manager to see if the drive is listed
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07 Oct 2010   #3

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

checking right now, stand by!
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07 Oct 2010   #4

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

ok here we go: SEE PIC

no G drive......


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07 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bushman5 View Post
ok here we go: SEE PIC

no G drive......
If you see your drive ( Probably new Volume ) but there is no letter listed, right click the drive > Change Drive Letters or path assign/Change to the letter G and your drive should show up in My Computer and Windows Explorer.

The drive listed as new volume could be your backup drive ( if the size was the same )
Just assign a drive letter for it to show up in my computer, Explore drive if it is the drive that contains your back ups then you can rename it eg: backup.
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10 Oct 2010   #6

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

solved the problem.......its a weird on though......

i had plugged in my webcam into a 4 slot USB card......the card has one iNTERNAL USB slot , thats where G drive was plugged into......

when i unplugged the webcam from the same card, , presto, drive G is now back again....

no idea....

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