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Lost D: partition after xp reinstall

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In my old system (one month old), OS and programs were on the C: partition (40GB), the Data was on the D: partition (260GB). System has two 160GB hard drives in RAID0 config. I had to reinstall XP due to boot problems, and my understanding was that I could reinstall OS on C: and not affect anything on the D: partition.

After reinstall, the D: partition is completely gone. Windows explorer shows only 40GB C: drive. Going into the Disk Management shows the C: 40GB as healthy and the remaining 260GB as free space. I assume all the data on the D: partition is still there. My limited understanding of setting up partitions was that if the OS was ever corrupted, I just had to reinstall OS into that partition and still have the data partition intact and accessible.

Are there any suggestions as to how I can recover the data partition? Appreciate any help/advice.

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