Hello all. My worst fear struck the other day, one of my hard drives suddenly stopped showing up in explorer.
This is my disk layout:
Disk 0 Part 0 100GB Windows 7 installed (Intel SSD)
Disk 1 Part 0 100GB Windows XP installed
Disk 1 Part 1 1.9TB
Disk 2 Part 0 2TB
Disk 3 Part 0 750GB
The problem is the XP-disk. Up until recently, I didn't have the SSD, I just ran XP on Disk 1, and W7 on Disk 3. I then installed W7 on the SSD, cleaned out Disk 3 and started using the W7 on the SSD instead. The boot manager didnt work the way I wanted (the XP boot manager would start all the time, where the new W7 didnt show up) so i manually chose to boot the SSD every time i started the computer, until I had figures out how to make the W7 show up in the boot manager (the old W7 was still there, not the new one).
But suddenly, the new W7 would start automatically, and not surprisingly, since Disk 1 where XP is on stopped working. It just didnt show up in explorer anymore. I can still see it in BIOS when it's plugged in, and i can find it using the device manager in windows. Device manager says "This device is working properly.", and the disk drivers are up to date, but the device manager doesnt find any partitions on it.
I've tried to move the SATA-cables around, unplugged all of them in both ends, and all of the power cords.
I've tried having only the trouble-disk plugged in, still wont work. Right now I only have the SSD and that disk plugged in, doesent work.
Please help me. I have alot of very important stuff on that disk.