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Windows 7: D Drive partition has been unallocated and no longer exists


09 Jul 2013   #1

32bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
D Drive partition has been unallocated and no longer exists

I have two HDD's installed. Disk 0 is partitioned as C and D, and Disk 1 is E. I also created 3 desktop
shortcuts for each partition.
I was trying to restore back and old Acronis backup to the D drive and must have done something wrong as it's completely obliterated it.
The D drive shortcut now has a big blue question mark next to it!
Went into Windows 7's disk management which shows two disk entries -
Disk 0 has two entries, namely C 58.59gb ntfs and another entry of 407.17gb unallocated (presumably the old D: drive).
Disk 1 has an entry of HDD E 465.75gb ntfs (which will be my E: drive)
I'm getting a bit out of my depth here and don't want to completely screw things up more than they are, so how do l get my D drive back?
Thanks

NB There was nothing on the D drive in the first place.

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09 Jul 2013   #2

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NB There was nothing on the D drive in the first place.
If so, format the partition in disk management.
Partition or Volume - Create New
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10 Jul 2013   #3

32bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks theog, reply appreciated.
Think l have solved the problem by trial and error.
I did go into disk management like you suggested, but right clicked on the unallocated space entry until it got to naming the drive which l did as D.
Everything now seems to be working fine but l will bear your comments in mind for future use if needed.
Regards
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