D Drive is missing in my My computer menu

April 28, 2016 at 02:48:23
Specs: Windows 7
Dear All,
Here is the Problem that i could't find my D Drive in my Computer menu.
The problem evoked from Disk management settings, I wanted to extend Drive unfortunately i Made click on "Make Portion as active".
After clicking when i restart computer it shown boot manager missing ( Press Alt+Ctrl+Del to Restart).
I Made an attempt to Install win-7. when i selected the drive for windows installation it showed all the drives present earlier.
but after complete installation, when i check in "my computer" menu i couldn't find that drive.
but in disk management it is showing the drive with used space along with drive name.
what might be the problem???, i have very important data in that drive, how to get it back.
Can any one please Help mee ...
Thank you
yours faithully
Anil Kumar.

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April 28, 2016 at 21:30:27
Your apparent second mistake was not unplugging your secondary hard drive (if D drive was actually on a separate physical drive). On multiple partitions you have to be very careful on which partition you tell it to install Windows. You would probably have been better off doing a Start Up Repair or if needed a Repair Install of Windows which would have been less destructive. If the install went to the space that your data was saved to you may have lost a lot of data. If it installed on the same disk area then you may recover some or most of your data. I have used Recuva for data recovery but have not tried it on entire partitions. Others should drop by with other suggestions that might also help. Please also provide all details of your drives/partitions, etc. which might also help us help you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 29, 2016 at 13:03:20
For the future... ensure all important data is duplicated, copied to a separate external drive; ideally a usb hard drive - or to a collection of DVD at least. Ideally use both media.

doNOT rely onus sticks/flash drives of data storage long term. They are intended for occasional/sort term use; and porting/transporting data when on the move - knowing the original is elsewhere and safe.

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