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Missing Hard Disk Drive


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xbLazE

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Hi,

I'm using Windows XP

I have two HDD installed on my computer but one day, my computer crashed and i did a force restart and when i came back, one of my HDD is missing on My Computer.

I opened up my CPU and checked that the cables are connected to the HDD properly.

I checked on My Device Manager, only 1 HDD is connected

My computer is still in working state, just that one of the HDD is missing, not the Local Disk C, is the other HDD i used to store my files.

Anybody knows how i can get my HDD back? Thanks

Edited by xbLazE, 28 September 2010 - 10:36 PM.

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Alzeimer

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If you enter your BIOS is your missing HDD showing there or do you still see only one.

If you cannot see it in BIOS, i would suggest trying it in another computer (make sure if it's an IDE drive to put the jumper according to any other HDD already in that other computer).

You can also try another cable or even just interchanging your current power connectors.

If your HDD is SATA try it in another sata port if you have any free.
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john lee

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The problem of your hard disk is bad sector are generate on your hard disk few of bad sector can be repaired by bios setup mode few other can not be repaired
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Ok, i checked my BIOS, it look displayed 1 HDD, it used to display 2 HDD
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Depending on what you have in your computer, you need to remove and reinstall the power cables, data cables, try another data connector, try another sata (if have) port, try another cable.
Also as stated try in another computer or a USB enclosure.
The bios is not seeing it.


Until you try what has been suggested, we are not going to rule the drive "dead".
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