|15 Nov 2012||#1|
Maybe dead HDD ??
I posted an issue on w/end that each time I booted up W7 kept creating a new profile "preparing desktop"
I have OS on an SSD ... but all programs & saved docs are on an HDD ...... I noticed that athe HDD no longer shows in 'My computer"
I did try connecting it via a sandberg all-in-one device Sandberg USB All-In-1 Hard Disk Link (133-43)
HDD does spin up, but still does not show in 'My Computer'
This is only a couple of months old and under warranty so can get it replaced, but would like to get access to 'my documents' on it first, as it is spinning up, are there any diagnostics / HDD utitlities that might help ........
It is a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
I bought the Caviar Black as they are supposed to be more reliable that the 'Blue' I had previoulsy.
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|16 Nov 2012||#6|
Plug the HD directly into the mobo and not via some intermediary. If it shows up run a Disk Check
Next download Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD), burn ISO to CD using WIndows Image Burner, boot and run a extended scan of HD to find its condition.
Sometimes free Partition Wizard Home Edition can see the HD when Disk Mgmt can't and Check File System can bring it back to life.
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