Computer:Fujitsu Siemens 2.0 Ghz O/S – Windows XP Home Edition.
This morning I began to render a video file on my second hard drive (D) using Pinnacle Studio 8 as I have done many times before.
After 2 hours the program crashed and it and the computer were frozen. I tried to end the task using task manager but was in an endless loop between task manager and the “notify M/S etc etc”.
After giving it plenty of time I switched off the computer. The restart was very prolonged and Windows runs but the “D” drive is not accessible.
It is there in Bios in every detail and Device Manager says it is there and confirms it is working normally but it is not listed in explorer and doesn’t come up in any software who’s data is stored on the drive.
The CD and DVD drives and an external hard drive are all shown and still have their correct drive letters but I don’t have a “D”.
I have tried a Restore to yesterday but it said it couldn’t reverse any changes to the “D” drive because it was either turned off or removed.
If the file system on a drive is unrecognised the drive won't show. I think I'm right in saying that a drive with NT file system wont be seen by a system running Win98 although the hardware will be seen by the BIOS etc. Not familiar with your software but I'm wondering if the file system on your drive has been screwed. Not to sure how you would check that.