I have just found a new drive in "My computer" but nowhere else (It is not shown under "Disk management").
In properties I get "Local Disk "Q", File system RAW, with 0 Bytes, all blue = all space used. What ever I try to do in "My computer" gives me the message "Q is not accessible. Access is denied." "You do not have sufficient rights..." (I am logged in as administrator) I started in safe mode but there is no reference to the drive. I tried to convert it to NTFS with the command "Convert Q: /fs:ntfs" in CMD but I get the message "Invalid drive specification"
The only changes I have made to my PC is a defrag, I started, but not completed, a Ubuntu download and the killer, I formatted the drive with my backups as Windows 7 had used most of it. Now I do not have my backup copy of XP, I was going to do a new backup when I found this situation.
My last drive letter was "F" therefore a logical letter would have been "G" and not "Q".
C = Windows 7, D = XP Pro, E = DVD, F = Backup drive.
XP Pro Ver 2002 SP3 (up-to-date) AMD Athlon 64 Processor, 3200+ 2.01GHz 1.37BG of RAM AVG internet security (up-to-date) Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D
I am lost for ideas, hope someone can assist.