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Windows 7: second hard drive icon "D" disappeared after reinstalling windows

16 Dec 2012   #1
lizmike

windows 7
 
 
second hard drive icon "D" disappeared after reinstalling windows

"C" drive is showing in my computer but the "D" drive is not showing anymore after reinstalling windows


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16 Dec 2012   #2
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Post a screen shot of the complete Disk Management window.
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16 Dec 2012   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you positive D: was a drive and not just a partition ?

Do you have 2 seperate hard drives on your pc ?

If you did fresh install and deleted all your partitions, you will now only have a c: drive.
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16 Dec 2012   #4
edwar

7 x64
 
 

For most people the word drive could mean either a partition or a physical drive.

Not many computers come with 2 physical disks installed but a lot come with multiple partitions on one physical disk.

Since the OP did a Reinstall of Windows, and he hasn't yet posted a SS of the Disk Management window, I would suspect, Not Assume, the D drive he is referring to was a partition on the one physical disk installed in his system and during the re-install of Windows it got erased and combined into the C Drive/Partition.

But hey what do I know.
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16 Dec 2012   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s what I said. Still waiting on his return.
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17 Dec 2012   #6
lizmike

windows 7
 
 

The computer does have two physical drives, not a drive with a partition. The Disk Management window now only shows one drive.
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17 Dec 2012   #7
edwar

7 x64
 
 

We need to see a screen shot.
If the system has 2 Physical drives and only one is showing up then the other has failed in some way. But we will not know that until we see a screen shot of the Disk Management window.
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17 Dec 2012   #8
lizmike

windows 7
 
 

This ix my neighbours computer and I cannot get access to it at the moment due to him being unwell. I will post a screenshot when I can in the future. Thank you for your help so far.
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17 Dec 2012   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Maybe it has somehow become loose in it`s connections. Does the second hard drive show up in the bios ?
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