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cannot see local disk in My Computer

Last Modified: 2008-09-24
After purging several hundred bad guys from a PC I found that local disk C is not showing in My Computer.  The floppy drive and DVD/CD burner show up.  There is only the one HD.

The local disk shows up in the Setup and Device Manager.

Any ideas?
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add/ remove programs....make sure you have installed only authorized by you...maybe someone is using some tool for hiding the HD logically..

You say you purged several hundred bad guys and your still having problems like this?  My best advice for you would be to wipe the hard drive and reinstall windows.  There is no telling what kind of other damage all those "bad guys" did to your system files.  You might be left with vulerabilities making it easier for more attacks as well.  The best thing for you would be to back up any important files and reinstall the OS.  Its the easiest way to be sure you are 100% rebuilt and all security features are in tact.


Already did a repair install.  Still no HD.

Try at first place to open: diskmgmt.msc
Here you can see your hard disk and the letter assigned to each partition.


Disk Management shows local disk C and states that it is Healthy (System).
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Thanks, dacselat, went to Windows Explorer and Restrict Drives was not configured.  I enabled and configured to Allow Access to All Drives and the local disk popped up on My Computer.
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