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Puter lost a 1tb internal HD, poof, can't see it anymore


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#1 Mitch_E

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:48 AM

Only thing I have done is reboot a couple of times. It's basically a storage drive, all music, videos, pics etc. Been running Picasa quite a lot lately, otherwise nothing much has been changed.

What other info do you need?

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:14 AM

Hi Mitch E.

Question - What manufacturer Hard Drive do you have?

Have you tried running their testing utility?

Does the drive show in your BIOS?
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#3 Mitch_E

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:22 AM

Sorry, I don't really know what brand it is. I did the Run CMD drive letter thing and it doesn't show there either.

If you can't tell, I don't know very much about this stuff.

Edited by Mitch_E, 16 November 2009 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:40 AM

OK :thumbsup:.

The BIOS is where all properly attached/functional hardware items...should first be recognized. If you hard drive is attached to the motherboard and it's not seen in the BIOS...things could be tough. If you have used this drive and it was properly seen before in XP, this should be one of the first things you check.

And...you should open the case and check to make sure that all cables are still properly connected.

System manufacturer and model?

Howstuffworks How BIOS Works - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/bios.htm/printable

How to access-enter Motherboard BIOS - http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

If the drive appears to be properly recognized on the main screen of the BIOS, then we have more work to do.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:08 PM

I have someplace to be right now but will go over all this and get back with you later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Thank you for your help Louis!

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:14 PM

Wife fixed it. Was loose wires.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 04:30 PM

LOL...I think you owe her, feedback appreciated. Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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