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Windows 7: Hard Drive keeps losing letter.

16 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Update 1)
Hard Drive keeps losing letter.

Hard Drive keeps losing the letter assigned to it anytime I turnoff/restart computer.
I've taken it out and ran it as an internal and external, it does the same thing on another computer.

I've copied everything off of it and did a long format and after some other tries 2 quick formats. The drive retains data but not the letter, when I used Disk Management.

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB

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Please help

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17 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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17 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Update 1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
I've tried this as well and it hasn't worked.
The drive was originally on a Mac, but I formatted it so I really don't think it would make a difference, would it?

Any other thoughts?
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22 May 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Update 1)

*Update - I solved this problem by Zero Filling the hard drive, delete all the data and then perform the zero fill.
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