Missing hard drive after system restore

  tmr 21:17 30 Mar 08
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I run XP SP1 and recently downloaded SP2 which completely trashed my system which I had to restore to factory settings.
My system has 2 hard drives (C & D) but following the system restore my second drive was not reactivated and drive D is now one of my DVD drives.
How can I get access to my second Hard drive as this was my main backup storage.
I have had to restore factory settings once before after a failed SP2 upgrade but then the second hardrive and my back up files were intact.

  Jak_1 22:27 30 Mar 08

Check in Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management Disk management. You should be able to sort things out from there.

  skidzy 22:33 30 Mar 08

Try reassigning a new drive letter to the dvd drive from Disc Management.

Use a drive letter like (z) to reduce confusion.

  tmr 00:09 31 Mar 08

Thanks Jak_1 & skidzy. Sorry to be thick but how do I go about these tasks?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:58 31 Mar 08

Disc Management.

right click My computer - Manage - storage -disk management.

right click the drive (and select assign drive letter.)

  tmr 23:12 05 Apr 08

Thanks fruit bat but when I right click the drive there is no option to assign a drive letter. How do you do this?

  ventanas 23:21 05 Apr 08

Try change drive letter and paths. From the options choose change and select a new letter from those available.

  tmr 19:14 06 Apr 08

The right click dialogue box but it only gives the option to "Delete Partition" and all other options incuding change drive letter are greyed out.
If I delete the partition will it give me an option to rename or will it delete the drive and all it's contents?

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