Hard Drive/partition question disappeared in Windows explorer
Posted on 2011-04-30
Hey experts, this is something i am seeing more and more of lately when servicing computers and now it randomly happened to me.
I have a workstation with 6 hard drives ( non-raid). suddenly 2 of them disappeared from windows explorer. I opened drive management and the drives are being detected but Volume and file system type are blank. Everything else is ok "layout "simple", Type "Basic", Status "Healthy ( active, Primary partition"). neither of these are OS partitions
They are both labeled as empty but not raw or unformatted.
*running Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
I know not to do anything to them , i have done data recovery before but this is annoying and doing data recovery on these 2 drives would be annoying as all hell since one of them has 2 million + files, 1 tb and 1.5 tb sizes.
i used Active@ Partition recovery to look at the drives and everything seems perfect, i cannot see what is wrong and why they are not being detected.
Any Ideas aside from getting extra drives and copying it all over?