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Windows 7: Lost Disk Partition

07 Aug 2011   #1

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Lost Disk Partition


I have my hard drive partitioned into two parts. C: where I keep windows and program files, e: where I keep all my other files

All of a sudden, my E drive is showing up in My Computer as 'Removable Storage', and when I try and click on it, it says "Please insert a disk into removable disk (E"

When I look in my Disk Manager, it shows that partition as Free Space

Any ideas what might be going on here? Any suggestions on how to recover all my data?

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07 Aug 2011   #2

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Hi Sanfly .... welcome aboard

Can you please post a screenshot of your disk management window ?
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You may use Recuva to try a recovery .

If it fails, try the partition recovery option of the Partition Wizard Bootable CD .
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07 Aug 2011   #3
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Are you sure that there was not just a change of partition numbering.
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07 Aug 2011   #4

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It looks like something has taken over the partition letter assignment for E:
which is often a CD/DVD drive assignment letter.
Did you recently install a DVD device or what letter was any existing CD drive before?
Did you recently install a virtual CD drive (eg. Daemon tools)?

I doubt you will have lost your data but a screenshot of Disk management as suggested is required.
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