1.    21 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    D: Drive Missing Windows 10

    So, I started my computer today and I noticed my Data (D:) drive ( where I keep all my programs and steam games on) was gone. I restarted went into file explorer and it was there. I opened It and it took forever to open. Then it disappeared again instantly. I tried this multiple times, all to no avail... I have looked everywhere but I couldn't find anything. Anyone know anything!?
    Last edited by Brucky; 21 May 2016 at 19:40.
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  2.    21 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,289
    Win 10 14393.51

    I hope that this guess is wrong, but I suppose that the drive is failing. Have you backed it up?
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  3.    22 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,771
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Check physical connections.
    But noted you have a laptop - how many physical drives does it have? Where would you expect to find D: physically? Or is it a partition?

    Please post a screenshot of this:
    Windows key + R, type
    diskmgmt.msc <return>

    You should also try inspecting the SMART parameters if you can establish a connection to the disk.

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  4.    23 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10

    Hello Brucky,

    From the information you have mentioned, it seems that your hard drive is not working properly and is about to get fail. To secure your data, first of all take the backup of your data from the drives which are working properly so that they'll not get disappear from the system. After this, just go to the device manager and see if there is any any yellow exclamation sign which gives indication to update your hard drive. If everything is fine in the device manager, then you can go to the disk management to check if your D Drive is available there or not. It might be possible that your D drive is turned into RAW Format. If it happens, then you need to format your hard drive for reuse. If you have some important on the drive, then use free data recovery software first and then format it.
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  5.    24 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 128
    windows 10

    Go to Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management and see if your D drive is listed there.
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