HELP - Drive inaccessible after running Eraser 5.7


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I'm running Windows XP pro, have two internal hard drives and one external hard drive. First internal HD has 4 partitions, with OS on Drive C, second internal HD has two partitions, just data, both compressed using Windows built-in tools (drive property, on General Tab, checked "compress drive to save disk space"). External HD also has two partitions, not compressed. I ran Eraser 5.7 erasing unused disk space, with 7 passes, checked all 3 overwrite options, including cluster tip area. Half way through erasing, I noticed both drives on the second internal HD and both drives on external HD disappeared in Windows Explorer, so I stopped Eraser, rebooted computer, those 4 drives still not showing up in Windows Explorer. Luckily all those drive are shared through local network, so I can still access them though My Network Places, and all data still there. But how do I restore the entries of those drives in the Windows Explorer. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.


Staff member
You should be able to do this in the control panel.