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Windows 7: Second hard drive missing! help!

07 Jun 2015   #1
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Second hard drive missing! help!

So, today I was using my computer, and all was well. Later on in the day, I had gone off to my cousins house. Well upon arriving back, I noticed that my HDD's light was always on, well that aroused suspicion, so I thought maybe some process was constantly using my main HDD, but nope, that wasn't the case. So I looked in Computer, and noticed that my second drive, being G, was missing from it. This is very alarming because I JUST had my computer looked at, I received it back on Friday and everything appeared to be working alright. I'm afraid to reboot my system because I fear I might not be able to get back on. What should I do? I even looked in disk management, my only drive is C that shows up still.


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07 Jun 2015   #2
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I suppose I should also note that I just had my Windows 7 reset also. So I'm scratching my head here, also, I just checked the cables and they appear to be secure on the 2nd hard disk.
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07 Jun 2015   #3
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Re boot the PC, you won`t get anywhere staring at it

And make sure you have the hard drive sleep option set to never in the power plan.
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07 Jun 2015   #4
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Yeah, that's what I just did, I'm fine now. Also, I was talking to someone in a chat room and they said that the setting the hard drive to never sleep option is unneeded since it'll use it when it needs to.. but, if I did this it would prevent it from being missing? When it came back after I rebooted everything was fine, and all my data was fine too.

Update: Set turn off hard disk after never setting now.
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07 Jun 2015   #5
AddRAM

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So all is well ?
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08 Jun 2015   #6
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It appears to be that way, thanks!
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08 Jun 2015   #7
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Should I download some drive checker tool to like check my 2nd hard drive to see if there's anything going on? The guy who looked at it said my drives were fine, but I'd kinda like to see for myself.
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08 Jun 2015   #8
AddRAM

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You`re Welcome

You can install Crystal Disk, it will give you info on the drive.

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

And the hard drive manufacturer should have software you can download to check the drive.
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08 Jun 2015   #9
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Alrighty, sounds good, I'll give that software a look
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08 Jun 2015   #10
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Everything appears to be fine, right? Or should I be concerned?

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