While installing software this morning on my wife’s new “surface pro 2”, I used my portable USB where I save lots of data. After installing some software a reboot was required. I did not unplug the USB drive. Once the computer was restarted, my USB drive read as “local drive D”, a format is required to use the drive. Panic set it.
I immediately we to disk management and changed the drive letter, and rebooted the machine, and then I check to ensure that all of the newest updates had been performed. They were ---- I started up the drive it still read: local drive “D” reformat before using. I need that data, I hope there is a workaround. I believe that during the reboot, Win 8.1 must have written something to registry (NOT sure why) but I need to access that drive!!!!!!