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Windows 7: Solution to disappeared internal HDD following a routine update

11 Aug 2013   #1
OldFangle

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Solution to disappeared internal HDD following a routine update

Hi

After a routine update my second internal IDE hard disc drive disappeared. Even after the machine was completely turned off and restarted the OS wasn't detecting the second hard drive.

I rebooted again, this time going into the BIOS to check the statistics for the 'slave' drive.
I saw that the setting for "32 bit data transfer" had been disabled.
After changing that setting the second drive was detected and was accessible again.

(I'd mark this 'solved' but there's no green checkmark visible on my menu.)

Cheers
OF


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14 Aug 2013   #2
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldFangle View Post
Hi

After a routine update my second internal IDE hard disc drive disappeared. Even after the machine was completely turned off and restarted the OS wasn't detecting the second hard drive.

I rebooted again, this time going into the BIOS to check the statistics for the 'slave' drive.
I saw that the setting for "32 bit data transfer" had been disabled.
After changing that setting the second drive was detected and was accessible again.

(I'd mark this 'solved' but there's no green checkmark visible on my menu.)

Cheers
OF
Hi OF,

Its great to hear that you resolved the issue by changing the 32 bit data transfer. We truly appreciate you sharing the solution with us as I am sure many other users would benefit from it.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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