I've been running my PC (Windows 7) just fine until now. I have two Western Digital hard drives set up in a RAID with about 500 GB capacity total. The hard drive is partitioned into C: (~465 GB) and D: and E: (each about 10-15 GB) After I got a new video card (details in next paragraph) I noticed that the other two partitions of the hard drive were simply...gone. I have absolutely no idea why this has happened, and would love your help.
About a week ago my computer stopped booting. The monitors were blank though the system was trying to boot, and the motherboard (ASUS P5W DH Deluxe) made one long and three short beeps -- according to (http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm) this is the code for a bad video card. I replaced the video card and it was only after this I noticed that the other partitions were gone. I do not know if the partitions disappeared before or after the video card fault.
I'm scared that this is a motherboard problem of some sort, which would be bad.
Oddly enough the system remains stable: it functions perfectly aside from the missing partitions and there are no errors of any sort. There isn't any very critical data on D: or E:, but I'd like my data and my partitions back.
Can anyone help?
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (acquired via university)
Motherobard: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.4 GHz
RAM: 4096 MB
Old Video Card: evea GeForce 8800 GTS
New Card: evea GeForce 9500 GT
Final Note: If the Motherboard isn't bad, I'd like to exchange the new video card for a better one -- the 9500 GT sucks.
Edited by JorgeR88, 01 August 2010 - 12:31 AM.