The disk in drive E is not formatted.Would y

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September 16, 2009 at 23:41:11
Specs: Windows XP professional SP2

today suddenly my comp. system gives me error "The disk in Drive D is not formatted , Do you want to format it " whenever I access the D drive through Windows Explorer.
My 40GB Hard disk has four drives C, D, E, F .
All others dirves are accessible other than D drive
I have tried Partition Recovery tools but they all are unable to locate D drive
I have some very important data on the drive , which i dont want to lose

I think but not sure, that this all happens after I run a utility to confiure windows WMI before instaslling SQL Server 2008

Please help me out

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September 17, 2009 at 05:06:19
"I have tried Partition Recovery tools" which ones ? Have you tried 'testdisk' ? It normally does a good job to fix your error.

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September 17, 2009 at 08:22:14
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibilty, on another computer if you need to.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

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September 24, 2009 at 23:54:18
Actually i have solved the problem
I have just attached the hard disk to another computer having windows 7 and my disk was accessible there

Thanks to all who have responded

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