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Windows 7: my "storage HDD" has disappeared from computer

17 Jun 2016   #1
403Phaze

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
my "storage HDD" has disappeared from computer

Hey all,

So my issue is ... I had a HDD specific for "extra storage" for games/music/pics.. etc..

it was working fine, but seems to has just disappeared...

CMD - disk part - list disk (only shows 2)
Manage - rescan disks - shows the bus where the HDD is located but (uninitialized and OFFline) but shows other 2

Disk partition from windows - only shows the 2 i have...

aside from, removing my computer cover and actually disconnecting and reconnecting..

does anyone know of another way to scan for the connected SATA HDD?

Thanks;

403Phaze


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17 Jun 2016   #2
403Phaze

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

So i turned off the computer, unplugged and replugged the sata cable back in, and it showed up..


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18 Jun 2016   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You just had a loose cable it appears. It is very easy for a cable to pop off a HD. Glad you got it straight.
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