Storage Drives Not Appearing in "My Computer" but in "Computer Management"

By Junkanoo
Mar 22, 2009
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  1. Okay so i have my drives hooked up.
    1. External 250GB (valuable data on it)
    2. Internal 80GB IDE (valuable data on it)

    Trying to get the files off onto the HD i have just booted from.
    Only problem is that my drives 1 and 2. they are not appearing in "my computer". but when i go in "computer management", they are there but are listed as "unallocated".

    does this mean the end of all of my files i have on them? is there any software out there capable?
    help will be very much appreciated.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. Junkanoo

    Junkanoo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    This anything like "bartpe"? cause if it is, i had no success with it. any software that i can run from the computer to target the drives i have hooked up?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes it is like BartPE, but better (unless you have your own programs installed with BartPE (as that can be way better than UBCD if you did.))

    Unallocated could be a wiring issue, but if all is plugged in and setup properly then UBCD or even Gparted as listed in this post: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post695234-57.html would be good.
  5. Junkanoo

    Junkanoo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    awesome ill give it a go after this is done downloading thnx.

    EDIT:
    btw stay posted for the results *crosses fingers* :)

    sigh this software is a dos software? :S this cannot help me
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