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hi ya. only just discovered the forum. not a genius on pcs but know a bit. i recently got my pc upgraded, and my new hard drive "f" is suddenly unaccesible. i have over 4000 music files in it and now they just all fail when i try to play them. when i go to system information it just says "not available" for everything for my "f" drive. the pc has started making clicking noises when you try do somethinh also. help!! thanks a mill :tazz:

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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

You said you just had your system upgraded.. What all was done and did Windows have to be re-loaded??

The "clicking" sound is NOT good.. Could mean the drive has gone to the big repair depot in the sky!!

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the second hard drive was put in. the ram upgraded to 256 (i think). it was a fairly decent upgrade anyways. not sure was it reloaded. i just dont want to have to bring it back to shop,they were very hard to deal with. when i go into my computer it just asks me do i want to format my f drive when i click on it. its only music in it, but took me ages to collect it all!
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the second hard drive was put in.

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The second hdd being your f: drive or a different one??

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the new second hdd they put in is called "F" drive
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Alright.. So they installed your new f: drive and you were able to see it.. Transferred a bunch of stuff to it and then, all of a sudden, you can't get into it anymore.. So far so good??

What operating system??

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spot on. windows xp. thanks a mill for replying to by the way
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Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management..

Now, click on the Disk Management icon on the left side of that screen and tell me if all hdd's (especially f:) is being recognized still and what it says for your f: drive..

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ya it still recognises it. says its basic, 100% free and healthy,all 76.33 gb's of it. no fault tolerance and 0% overhead
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When, exactly, are you getting the error message??

Have you tried a different player??

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when i double click on a song it just goes green and ! faults. it first started with very slow pc load up when turned on. then i went into my computer and f hdd icon was gone completely. then i restarted and a warning on windows load up screen said something like f drive is inconsistant, and deleting orphan file. and now when i left click on f drive in my comp it just says" f drive is not formatted and format now?"
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What did the service department use to format the hdd with and is it formatted NTFS or FAT??

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i dunno to be honest. at a guess ntfs. but im not positive
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Find out.. If they used a disk overlay program, that may be your problem..

Also, in Disk management, it should tell you what the format is..

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it says ntfs for c drive. but for f drive....... its just blank.
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