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D drive died.

Have lost contact with my D drive. It doesn't even show up when I go into My Computer. I also had to do a system recovery on my HP 4535. This computer is on it's last leg. Any way to recover my D drive? Thanks.

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Re: D drive died.

Have a look in disk managment, Right click my computer>manage and look in the disk mangement section and see if it is there, if showing it may need to be activated by right clicking on it. If not press F2 or Del on start up and enter the bios and see if the bios is seeing your drive, you may have to press F12 or something similair to auto identify hard drives, then press F10 to save and exit for a re start

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Turn on or restart the computer, and then press esc while the "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" message is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Then, press f11 while the "F11 (System Recovery)" message is displayed on the screen.

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