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Internal hard drive periodically doesn't show up


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#1 scags

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:30 PM

I built my first computer over the summer and I'm having a difficulty with one specific hard drive. The computer has four hard drives and the motherboard is Asus

X99-Deluxe II.  The same drive sometimes will not show up when I start the computer. It does not show up in disk management or in the bios. But then when I restart the computer the drive will magically show up again. The troubleshooting steps I've taken so far was to disconnect the drive and plug it in again.  This occasionally happens ever since I built the computer.  Any suggestions to remedy this issue would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

I have an idea:  assign a drive letter to each hard-drive, I'm assuming each hard-drive has one partition that you created.  Having the HDs "hard-wired" with assigned drive letters might make the whole loading/startup routine more stable concerning the HDs.  I have assigned "I" and "J" to my internal CD-DVD reader/writers -- to "make room" for my internal HDs' lettering.  Please let us know if this idea worked for you, thanks!

 

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Edited by RolandJS, 02 February 2017 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:31 AM

First thing I would do...disconnect/reconnect that particular drive, both connectors.  Connections may come loosened inadvertently.

 

Second...I would take a look at the Event Viewer errors, looking for any error indicating a hard drive/disk problem.

 

Third...I would run a hard drive diagnostic (available at the website of the hard drive manufacturer) on the disk in question.  Long/extended/generic test.

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:51 PM

Ok Thanks for all the help.  I will try those troubleshooting steps and hope it work



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:13 PM

Just off the top of my head, you might also check your user's manual to see if that board will support that many separate drives; My Asrock will support at least 4 for sure but I am not sure if there are a standard number of drives that boards will support or not. 


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