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My Hard Drive Disappeared


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#1 Corie

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:07 PM

Well, i dont know what happened one day its there and the next poof. Its my secondary drive, so of course its holding alot of "valuables", so I would really appreciate any help in retrieving it.

When I start up my PC normally its not there, if I go into safe mode its there, and I can drag files to my other drive if I need them and they will be there when I reboot. BIOS recognizes the hard drive also, I never have had a problem like this. Thanks for any replies...

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:06 PM

Is this a newly-installed or recently installed drive? I'm trying to find out if the drive worked perfectly until today...or whether today is Day One for using it as a secondary drive.

First thing I would do...check all connection to motherboard, power supply from drive.

I would also check Event Viewer, keying on any error which mentions "disk".

Is this a USB-connected drive...or connected directly to the motherboard/PS?

I would also attempt to run chkdsk on the drive, following the instructions for using the graphical version, XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html Put check marks in both options (Auto fix and recover) which appear when you click the Error-Checking button.

If the chkdsk is unable to complete (not what we want, but a possibility), I suggest immediately downloading and using (per instructions) a diagnostic program from the website of the respective hard drive manufacturer.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp. - http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#samsung

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:52 PM

no ive had this drive for awhile, but what i dont understand is why can i access the drive under safe mode and even move files from one drive to the next? Yes to answer your question everything is pluged in




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