Lost drives when using a new boot disk

Question

I was trying to fix a computer at my school and I needed a boot disk, so I made one on my computer. I then tested that boot disk on my computer to see if it worked alright. It did. Then I restarted my computer and when it was done booting I went to the EXPLORER and 1 of my Hard disk drives is missing and my CD ROM drive is missing also. I had a C drive, a D drive, and an E(CD-ROM) before I tested that boot disk. My D drive is my primary drive too, it has everything but boot material and a few other programs. Why did my D drive and my E(CD-ROM)drive disappear and how can I get them back?

Answer

This question was answered on November 12, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Thanks for the question When you made the boot disk you may have picked up a virus Start your computer and before your Windows screen comes up hit F8 and boot in Safe Mode Then after it boots up in Safe Mode run Scan Disk and then Defrag This should fix the problem Good luck

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Posted by Jeffrey of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 12, 2001