Drive: 250gb Seagate SATA
OS: Windows XPpro latest everything.
* The drive is recognized by the HP (which will alert the user when new drives are added, or their position changed, as by changing which SATA cable they're plugged in with), and even repaired (as a "lettered" drive), by the Windows built-in CHKDSK scanner. Get a lot of "File record segment 1234 is unreadable" type errors.
* Nevertheless, when Windows has finished launching, the drive cannot be seen (even as an attached device) BY ANYTHING. Not Explorer, not Device Manager, not Disk Management, not Partition Magic, not Data Rescue....nothing.
I've been working with PCs for thirty years, and this is a new one on me.
Edited by mike18xx, 27 June 2009 - 02:53 AM.