Please help in recovering my lost drive

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  1. john1921

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    hi friends,i have just now installed windows 7 rc on my computer,but during installation i have accidentally clicked Load driver button(at the stage where it asks for partition,format,new,load driver,etc) and then my D drive button and came back and continued with my installation.After complete installation When i opened my computer there i have seen that my d drive is missing( I had 3 drives c,d and e before installation).That d drive is of 20 gb and it contains very important information,All my college projects and passwords and userids was in that drive and now it is lost.When i checked in disk management that drive is shown with actual used space and in its status it is showing as Healthy (SYSTEM,active,primary partition) ,but i cannot see it or open it to take its backup,

    Please friends please help me in getting my d drive back.please,i really need it.
    Thank you

    HI friends, I recently installed windows 7 on my pc,but during installation I clicked some load driver button at some stage and I think due to that my D drive has been changed to system drive from primary partition and now I am unable to see or access that drive.
    Please help me in getting that drive back friends.It contains all my college related projects and some other very important files and i will totally hate to loose it.
    Thank you very much in advance.
     
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    Thank you epk1950.I will definitely try it.If anyone can give more information about it,it will be really great.
    Thank you,
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    When you open disk management will it not let you assign a new letter for your d drive?

    I've also combined your two posts as double posting is not allowed and will not get your answer any quicker..
     
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    no it is not assigning any letter to it in disk management.plz friends plz help me in it,I need it a lot.
     
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    It has not assigned any letter to it.This is the screen shot.plz help me ASAP.
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  7. Joe S

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    Try right click on disk management and run as administrator then right click on drive and assign it a letter.
    Joe
     
  8. SIW2

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    Disk Management will not automatically assign a drive letter.

    Did you right click the partition and ask it to assign a letter?

    Otherwise, use Diskpart - or a free partition manager like this one to assign a drive letter - then Apply

    Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.

    If it is indicated as hidden - select unhide - then Apply

    View attachment 2149
     
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