|11 Jun 2012||#1|
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Drive D: disappears REPEATEDLY
I have a Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with a single 500 GB hard drive. A year ago, when the computer was new, I used a free partition manager program (Partition Wizard maybe?) to allocate about 60 GB for drive C: which holds Windows 7 and all of my software apps. I allocated the rest of the free space to D: for all of my data files. Sony also has a 13GB recovery partition and a 100 MB System Reserved partition which preceed C: and D: on the hard drive.
Three days ago, when I booted the computer for the day, drive D: was gone. Disk Management showed free, unallocated space equal to the size of my missing drive D:. Using Sony live chat support, the technician used Disk Management to allocate the 400 GB of free space to D: and formatted the partition. I then restored my missing data from a backup.
The next day I booted my computer and drive D: was gone again. Disk Management again shows free, unallocated space equal to the size of my missing drive D:.
I have no third-party disk management software installed. Recent changes to my system include:
1) SmartSync Software recently downloaded a new version of SmartSync Pro (version 4.0) to my hard drive.
2) I ran Disk Cleanup on drive C:
Do you know what would cause drive D: to repeatedly disappear on boot up and how to fix the problem?
Thanks for your help!
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|13 Jun 2012||#2|
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No One Will Respond?
I searched the threads for awhile. Although there are many for "Drive D: disappears", none of them are like my situation. It appears to be unique--a first for my particular situation and symptoms.
I would really appreciate some help! If you need more information, let me know.
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