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Hard Drive Erased

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Dear Geeks to GO -

I have two internal 400 gig hard drives installed on a Dell 2.4 gig machine. The PC is running Windows XP and is 5.5 years old. Everything was fine until recently. I started up and one of the two hard drives was erased or crashed. I am not sure what happened.

When I go into Disk Management (located in the Computer Management section), the hard drive is listed as "unkonwn, not initialized and it is unallocated. I installed the drive a year ago and use it frequently. It had two programs on it.

The last thing I did on the drive was update my Quicken program.

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couple of options... if there is crucial data on it pick up a data recovery program like Getdataback ( google should find it ) just make sure you read the site and get the right one for your situation. you could also try the manufacturers site and see if they have a diagnostic program available for that drive.... they MAY even have recovery software....
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