Q: D: drive keeps disappearing

I have a laptop running Windows 7 version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1).

A few weeks ago, I booted up the machine and everything came up just fine. Although, my second partition (drive “D”) on my IDE disk was missing. Disk Management showed the hole where my D: was as "Free Space".

I used EASEUS Data Recovery to recover my files from this "deleted partition". I then used the Disk Manager to re-create a simple volume and tag it as "D”. This worked fine for about a week (I reboot an average of twice a day). Then one day it happened again. It since has happened to me three times.

My question is do you know how I can keep this from happening or least understand why this is happening? Thanks for your help.

Pat Ruane




Try to change the drive letter from the Disk Management screen and then check.

Change, add, or remove a drive letter

You can also check the drive for errors

Check disk disclaimer.

Important: While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive when chkdsk tries to repair that sector if any data available on that might be lost.

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