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Internal drives disappeared after repair


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#1 SiLai

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:01 AM

I've been working on my computer for two days straight trying to get my internal drives to reappear. Can anyone help?

 

I have an older desktop with two HDs set up with RAID0 and two separate SATA HDs. Before the problem, my HD assignments were C: , F: , and G: . Everything was fine before the sudden problem of a corrupt system file at boot up. I repaired it with the XP disc and was able to get back into Windows and back up my tax files. However, the two separate internal SATA drives (F: and G:) are not listed in Explorer anymore. I have a Maxtor and a Seagate and both are over 200GB. Maxtor's big drive tool can't help because the drives are not there.

I see the two drives in BIOS--just not in Windows.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Thank you.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:05 AM

Post a screenshot of your disk management. Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

Not sure how to "post" the screenshot right on here except to send as attachment. I did follow your suggestion and disk management shows only C: , the CD drive, and the DVD drive. It's not showing the two internal drives. I've also installed the SATA drivers from motherboard disk.

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:55 PM

Try downloading "Partition Magic" and see if it can see those drives. If it can you can use "Partition Magic" to fix things.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:14 AM

Hi

 

RAID 0 uses stripped volumes which spanned across two disks. In order to help you , we need the full details of your setup. Please follow the below steps to collect the basic info needed.

 

1 )  Post a screen shot of your disk management Window. 

 

      You can use Alt + Print screen combination  to take screen shots. Detailed instructions are in this link - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-take-and-share-a-screen-shot-in-windows/

 

2 ) Post a snapshot of your Device manager window.

 

3 ) Details about your RAID configuration 

 

4 ) A Speccy report about your system.

 

     Read the instructions in this link - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/






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