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Windows 7: Drive is gone after error check. serious, please help


30 May 2010   #1

windows 7 professional x64
 
 
Drive is gone after error check. serious, please help

Hi everyone.

I'm looking forward some help in fixing my PC.

I ran a disk check (right click on drive> properties> Tools > check now(under error checking) ) on one of my drives.

It asked me if I want to unmount the drive before I check the drive.
I accepted and it started working.

Then I figured out its going to take at least 2 days to complete with the speed it was doing it. So, I cancelled the task.

Now the issue is that the particular drive is gone. Windows will show it, but it cannot be opened and says its unmounted. And I'm feeling this is getting really serious as I cannot find any way to mount it back.

Does anyone here have any solution? would really appreciate it.

Thanks


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30 May 2010   #2

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Anyone ?

I am really stuck with this issue...

any reply would be appreciated...
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30 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't tell you exact steps as I cant replicate the problem - I did what you did, canceled the scan midway and it mounted right back.

First, try rebooting (ultimate problem solver :P).

Second option, Start -> in search box type 'computer management', enter -> Storage -> Disk management and there it should show you your disks, partitions and after selecting the proper one should give you an option to mount the drive (somewhere under right click menu :P)

Third option, Start -> command prompt (with admin rights)
and type:
Diskpart (runs disk part console app)
list disk
sel disk # (number of the disk with the troubled partition, if only one disk - sel disk 0)
rescan
Check if it worked :>
recover
By now it should have worked.

Sorry for not giving you a definite way to solve your problem but as I said, for some reason I cant replicate your problem so I have given some basic ideas that should theoretically work :P
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30 May 2010   #4

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Great solutions.

For me, disconnecting the drive and re-connecting it + few reboots fixed the issue.

Thanks a lot IronHalik for the help. cheers
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23 Jun 2010   #5
Lui

Windows 7 x64
 
 
the disc was unmounted

if you ever cancel error-checking (check disc), the hard drive is unmounted from the system for checking in a 'sterile' environment. turn off the system and the hard drive and it should re-mount the HDD as normal when you turn it on again.
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21 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I had the same issue when running disk check on a secondary data disk, but with a reboot during disk check, making a remount by reboot not possible.
1-Run disk check on secondary disk.
2-Disk was unmounted to perform check.
3- PC rebooted (power outage) during disk check.
* After this, Windows 7 saw the disk as offline but could not bring it back online. Even when tried to initialize, the same error displayed "The system cannot find the file specified". No amount of reboots would bring it back online.
4- Boot from Linux CD (Ubuntu).
5- Remount disk.
6- Reboot into Windows and all OK again.

Hope this helps someone...
Cheers
UE
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