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Windows 7: Windows does not find my hard drive


19 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows does not find my hard drive

I have four internal hard drives C: D: E: and F:
Starting last night Hard drive E: only shows up ever so often.
Sometimes I have to reboot and it shows up but other times it doesn't.
I have removed it and pressed it back in its slot to make sure there isn't just a bad connection.
It's the same in Disk Management, E: is still missing there too.
What's going on?
All the other hard drives are fine?

Thanks

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19 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aperture View Post
I have four internal hard drives C: D: E: and F:
Starting last night Hard drive E: only shows up ever so often.
Sometimes I have to reboot and it shows up but other times it doesn't.
I have removed it and pressed it back in its slot to make sure there isn't just a bad connection.
It's the same in Disk Management, E: is still missing there too.
What's going on?
All the other hard drives are fine?

Thanks

Does the bios pick up all the hard drives?.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Aperture,

In addition, double check for loose data and power cable connections for the drive on the motherboard as well.

If that is fine, then you might see if changing the drive letter from E to something else may help in case there may be a conflict with using E.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
If you still have the issue afterwards, then you might try the drive in another slot, connected to a different SATA port, and/or replace the power and data cables to see if the old ones may have been faulty. If you don't have extra cables, then test with another reliable drive's cables to see if you still have the same issue.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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