D: Drive Suddenly Disappeared

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  1. Posts : 27,434
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #21

    Strange things happen in Windows. Things get enable that were off and vice versa.


    You said your Image was old, do you use restore points?
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  2. Posts : 43
    Windows 10, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #22

    I tried what you suggested, but still nothing...

    I don't think I have a restore point available... And I'm not sure what I can do from the cmd if there are any commands for this anyway.
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  3. Posts : 27,434
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #23

    Well worth a shot then.

    Get to login screen, find power icon. Hold shift and click restart.

    When Advance Startup options come up, trouble shoot, advance, Restore system.

    I would leave D: disconnected.
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  4. Posts : 6,906
    windows 10
       #24

    You need to go to the disk makers site and get the free disk test for their drive and test d it seems the problem is more of disk structure fault that a full disk check would fix. If its hut down unexpected then data will be corrupted it file structure not hardware
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #25

    @Samuria I think Western Digital disk test needs to be downloaded to the machine, to run. Since I can't enter my desktop, I can't download it.

    @Caledon Ken Yes, I should check if I have an image. If so, I could restore to that. If no, well...
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  6. Posts : 27,434
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #26

    Try restore points first in process I outlined.
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  7. Posts : 43
    Windows 10, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #27

    Apparently, Windows 10 creates automatically some restore points. So I have one from less than two days ago. I restored to that.

    However, the problem with the disks may still exist there. I think I should download Western Digital's disk test software before anything else.

    What do you guys suggest?

    - - - Updated - - -

    I restored successfully, but Windows does some automatic disk scans and fixes. I hope that doesn't break anything though...
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  8. TV2
    Posts : 2,009
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #28

    When Windows starts automatically doing disk scans then you know there are disk problems.
    Your first step is to backup all your data.
    When a hard drive dies it can blink out like a light bulb.
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  9. Posts : 43
    Windows 10, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #29

    Restoring my PC fixed the login issue. There was no change to any of my files, so everything's good. I also have backed-up all of my needed files, so no problems there.

    Well, the scan was about my C: drive, which also has Windows. Maybe the problem is there? I changed all cables for that drive too, just to make sure, but that didn't help. So, I don't know if it's the drive's fault or a software problem. I'll download Western Digital's software to make sure.

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    So, the C: drive easily passed Western Digital's disk test. I found no problems whatsoever. However, the D: drive couldn't complete the test and gave me an error.

    D: Drive Suddenly Disappeared-untitled.jpg

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    D: failed even the extended test...

    D: Drive Suddenly Disappeared-untitled.png

    I don't know if it's a problem with the disk, or with the files in the disk. I surely can't buy another disk at the moment and since this one is the largest I have (2TB), I need to keep using it. But if it's something wrong with the files (corruptions and such) maybe I could fix it somehow...

    What do you guys think?
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  10. Posts : 27,434
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #30

    I thought this may have been your disk hence the requests to disconnect.

    Are you feeling lucky?

    Don't mean to be a smart #$% but no one knows.

    Bad sectors may contain files but bad sectors are hardware errors, in my books.

    You could run chkdsk /f but this is going to work the drive. If it is near failure this could be the push that sends it over the ledge.

    Chkdsk /r will scan for bad sectors and will do the /f portion as well.

    I would be buying a drive and get files off. If you have smaller drives split this one up.

    You are on borrowed time. This might work for a week or more or could die as you read this.
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