Hello, I was hoping someone could help me with this.
I was trying to download a file onto my D drive (2nd HDD) when it said that the location is not found. I then realised that the drive was missing from My PC, from disk manager and even device management. I then checked the bios and found that although my SSD (HDD0 slot) had some information about it, the HDD1 slot (which I assume refers to the D drive) displays "none" despite both slots being turned on in the bios.
I had also downloaded a virtual CD drive earlier which now took the place of the D drive . After I unmounted it, when I tried opening it it said "please insert disk" which is understandable. However, when I tried opening files I had stored in my original D drive, it said the same thing along with "volume not found" and "path is not found".
My device management screen showed only my SSD along with two partitions of a few MB each(no idea where they came from or if they were already there). I tried everything from restarting, to updating my bios using an Acer website link that said "2nd HDD information missing from bios fix" but nothing worked. I had no backup points so I couldnt system restore as well. I can't update the drivers for the missing drive because I can't find it in the first place.
Also note that the properties of the Virtual CD drive (the now D drive) shows that it has no space and the properties of the C drive shows (128 GB which is normal) so I have no idea where all the 900+ GB from my 2nd HDD has gone.
I don't know whether this is a hardware issue or if I somehow turned a physical drive to a virtual one, stupid as I am.
I would greatly appreciate any help on how I can get my drive back, thanks!