My logical drive became unallocated. Help me please

January 2, 2012 at 19:36:57
Specs: Windows XP
Yesterday, i removed my logical drive(where my musics and pics are located) from the CPU. I replaced it w/ another hard drive. When I turn back the logical drive to my CPU, it's now unallocated and I can't the the drive on My Computer. What happened and what should I do?

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#1
January 2, 2012 at 19:43:07
Look for the drive in Windows Disk Management. If the drive shows up there, highlight the listing and post all the information shown for that drive.

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#2
January 2, 2012 at 20:04:47
Disk 1
Unknown
Not initialized

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#3
January 3, 2012 at 06:30:39
So the drive that is currently installed is the original second hard drive then?

Try to initialize the drive in Disk Management.

Did you have the computer unplugged every time you made any changes?


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#4
January 3, 2012 at 06:53:03
How did you remove the logical drive? A logical drive is created in an extended partition and is usually part of a multi-partitioned physical drive.

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#5
January 3, 2012 at 22:24:02
If i initialized the drive, will the lose the files?

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#6
January 3, 2012 at 22:59:47
You usually will lose files if you re-initialize a drive or partition.

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#7
January 4, 2012 at 06:11:49
You need to answer all questions in order for us to help you. Did you work inside the case while the power cord was connected?

Why did you refer to that hard drive as your logical drive? Wizard fred is correct in #4 above. I assumed you just misspoke but that may not be the case. The second drive may have been part of an array or part of a dynamic disk.

Are the drives in your computer IDE (wide flat cable) or SATA type (round red cable)?

Post the full brand and model of your computer.



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