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Windows 7: One of my hard drives has suddenly disappeared!

05 Jul 2015   #1
Hotkeyz30

Win7 professional. 64bit
 
 
One of my hard drives has suddenly disappeared!

I have a custom built PC with windows 7 x64

I have 2x 500GB Seagate hard drives (C drive & E drive) which have both always been running fine.

Only this morning I turned my PC on but it could not see E drive. I have checked the connections but there is nothing disconnected. I cant seem to understand why it has disappeared all of a sudden!

Can anyone advise?

Many thanks


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05 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, please post a screenshot of Disk Management as described in - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

How to attach - Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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05 Jul 2015   #3
Hotkeyz30

Win7 professional. 64bit
 
 

Sure. The CD drive is now the d: Should the hard drive re-appear it should be back as drive F:


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05 Jul 2015   #4
derekimo

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Try saving that as a jpeg, some png's get messed up when posting like yours did.
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05 Jul 2015   #5
Hotkeyz30

Win7 professional. 64bit
 
 

Done thanks!
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05 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does it get powered when you start PC? Try DVD's power and data cables on HDD.
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05 Jul 2015   #7
Hotkeyz30

Win7 professional. 64bit
 
 

Just tried using the DVD data and power cables but that hasnt worked.
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05 Jul 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

But does it get powered? You should be able to feel it with your fingers. If it does, try another SATA port.

Also try loading defaults in BIOS (either first screen or exit menu). And see if it is recognized in BIOS too while you are in it.
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05 Jul 2015   #9
Hotkeyz30

Win7 professional. 64bit
 
 

Yes just tried rebooting the pc. I can feel that it is powering up but it isnt seen in the bios setting even though i have tried different cables. I have tried a new HDD, it sees that but not the one i am looking for which has a lot of important files on it
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05 Jul 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You won't be able to see it in Windows if BIOS doesn't recognize it. Last thing that comes to my mind is try it on a different PC.

I will ask again since I haven't seen in your reply, did you load defaults in BIOS?
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