Windows 10: D Drive went missing

  1.    03 Jun 2017 #1

    D Drive went missing


    I have reset my laptop and after which i used the education version and was wondering where did my d drive went. My D drive now went to become my cd/dvd drive and i cant find my D drive hard disk. Before that i have 2 hard drive C and D.

    Can someone help me ?

    thanks
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  2.    03 Jun 2017 #2

    Post image from disk management. Most likely, you just need to manually assign a drive letter to partition.
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  3.    03 Jun 2017 #3

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  4.    03 Jun 2017 #4

    E is my micro sd card while D is the cd/dvd drive
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  5.    03 Jun 2017 #5

    You do have two physical hard disks i.e. D drive was not just a partition on only one drive?

    If you do have two drives, It is not even showing second hard drive which is worrying. This usually means a hardware issue.

    Can you see drive from bios or from say a live linux drive or Macrium rescue drive

    Check all cables are secure.

    If cables are secure, and you cannot see drive outside of windows, there is a strong chance drive has failed.
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  6.    03 Jun 2017 #6

    I am not really sure about that but i do know that there is another hard disk called D on my laptop before i reset it
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  7.    04 Jun 2017 #7

    Because this is a laptop we can assume that it has one physical hard disk drive installed in it.
    A single hard drive can be partitioned into multiple lettered "volumes". Confusingly, folks refer to these partitions as "disks" or "drives".
    When you look in Disk Management it is showing you graphically how many independent disk drives you have, and how they are partitioned. Your pictures shows you have 3: The laptop hard drive, the USB stick, and an optical drive.

    So now we need to figure out 1) how the Windows Reset reformatted the hard drive and wiped out your D partition, and 2) whether the data in Partition D can be recovered.

    I have never used a Reset in Windows so we will need someone with more knowledge about that to come along.
    But if you can recall any messages or decision requests in the process that would be good for everyone to know.
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