My 2nd hard drive disappeared on me, what to do???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mazspeed, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    My "E" drive Disappeared on me in "My Computer" I went to Admin tools and could not find it there either, and could not find it in any windows apps, and on boot up it does see it but it's not one of my storage drives which means windows can't see it I guess. everything is connected correctly and nothing changed there, just double checked it and it's all fine there. I also went to "Run" and typed "chkntfs /e" and nothing. I need help, lots of business files on there.

    Thanks in advance
    Mike
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    Start, Run: diskmgmt.msc

    is it there? if you can see it, assign a drive letter to it.
     
  3. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    It's not there, but in the bios it does see it, but not in the "Bootup" area
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    what about in Device Manager?
     
  5. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    nothing there either. I know the drive is five, but I'm totally at a loss here
     
  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    is there another computer around you can try it in?
     
  7. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    were there any suspicious noises before it disappeared (clicking mostly....)
     
  8. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    no, no noises. I should say I had 2 back up drives and they both disappeared on me, but I was only concerned about the E drive one.
     
  9. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    check an make sure all connections are tight.
     
  11. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    I did, and bought new cables today, still nothing. I did buy another hard drive and it seems to work on the new sata system, but cannot get mine to go at all :-(

    Mike
     
  12. Mazspeed

    Mazspeed OSNN Addict

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    I have "Get data back" and it sees the drive, but says there are many errors on the drive itself. I would try and fix the bad clusters or whatever but I can't do it since no windows checker can find it.
     
  13. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    The drive probably failed methinks. Extract the data off the drives, if you can, and cut your losses. I used R-Studio myself, if you want a data recovery program suggestion.

    But, for your sake, I hope I'm wrong, but, since this happened to me once before, that's why I'm guessing the drive might have died.

    Melon