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My Local disk D and E disappeared

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    My Local disk D and E disappeared


    its been 2 hours since this problem occured. i started my laptop and saw that some icons were white, when i clicked on the icon it says "The drive or network connection that the shortcut Counter-Strike.lnk refers to is unavailable.
    this is the screenshot of my disk management
    Help me please i have very important data in these drives



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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Phenompak, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    While in Disk Management, you should be able to add a drive letter to each drive to have one assigned to them again. Afterwards, they should show back up in your "This PC" window.

    Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


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    This is the error i get when i try to change drive letter

    i even refresh it, reboot the system but still same error
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  4. #4


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    Was there anything that you did right before this happened?

    Install new Intel RST drivers, chipset drivers, etc....
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    no, i didn't do anything special before that.. i just reboot the system like i normally do and after the reboot this problem occured
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    As a test, use step 5 in the same tutorial above to remove all drive letters for /DosDevices\(drive letter) except the on for C:, then restart the PC to see if it may assign letters to the partitions again.

    If not, then you might see if you may be able to connect the hard drive to another PC to hopefully be able to back up the contents of these two partitions to be safe in case you may need to format them.
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  7. #7


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    Its not working either
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  8. #8


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    Stubborn drives. Let's see if the free program MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition may be able to detect and add a drive letter to them.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8


    Is there a possibility that my Local Disk D and E are corrupted ? or have been got locked accidently ?
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  10. #10


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    I'm hoping that corruption is not the case. If so, it may require formatting to fix.

    Did you have any luck using Partition Wizard on them?
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