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hard drive invisible after chkdsk


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#1 lukistrela

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 05:53 PM

BIOS no longer sees the HDD after chkdsk run.

Cables seem to be in place.

 

HP Pavilion a6207c

Western Digital 10EZEX 1TB

 

Will be grateful for any hint



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:16 PM

Can you attach the drive to another computer? This would narrow down the problem to the hard drive or possibly the motherboard. If that is not possible try a different SATA port on the motherboard.

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 08:17 PM

On the other SATA port I get the same failure. To be sure, I used the port where CD drive works correctly.

So my 1Tb drive is garbage now?

 

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 09:19 PM

Yes, I would say the drive is bad if the same thing happened on the port of the optical drive. When you said the same failure, you mean that the drive was not detected in BIOS using the optical drive SATA port,correct?

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:14 PM

I've seen strange issues like this with HDDs before that seemed to be power related. Before tossing the drive out try this:

 

Remove the power and data cables from the drive

Unplug the computer (not just turn it off or flip the PSU switch, but actually unplug it from the wall)

Press the power button on the case several times (this drains any residual power in any components)

Reconnect the cables to the drive

Plug the tower back in and try it out

 

This may sound goofy, but it has actually fixed two drives that I know of that had become electrically "stuck" for lack of a better term


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 10:09 AM

JohnC_21: Yes, not detected in BIOS. I've now connected another HDD and it works

 

PaanickyD: thanks for the tip!






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