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XP Drive drops off

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#1 Socantor


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:14 AM

I have 4 disk drives. One, called "D" repeatedly drops off, ie cannot be seen in Explorer or accessed. I use it to store music, photographs.
"C" drive has Windows XP Home User, "E" drive video clips, "F: drive is DVD/Rewriteable CD drive, "G" contains Adobe Premier Elements 7 and is used for creating DVDs.

Noted that "The device 'WDC WD1600JB-00REA0' (IDE\DiskWDC_WD1600JB-00REA0_____________________20.00K20\5&36e1b51b&0&0.1.0) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal." appears on the system event log - this is the drive that disappears.. Also event error messages 12 and 51 are recorded.

Access to "D" is generally restored on re-boot. It will drop off either while the computer is being used, or while in or standby or hibernate modes.

Edit: Removed log attachment - not allowed in this forum

Edited by garmanma, 03 May 2009 - 11:51 AM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:56 AM

In my world, it would be time for disk checks on all...using manufacturer's diagnostics.

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


#3 Socantor

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:42 PM

Hi Louis
Thanks! I've tried the web site, it looks wise, and when time is good will attempt their solutions.

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