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Windows 7: Did a chkdsk on a drive, now MIA

29 Mar 2016   #1
Foffy

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Did a chkdsk on a drive, now MIA

Hey friends. I'll try and keep it short and simple.

One of my drives - the 'F' drive - was having CRC errors so I figured I'd give it a better examination yesterday, and it seemed to be fine. If fixed a few errors, and for a 1 TB drive, I was surprised at how little was damaged. It took a while to go through scanning it, but it seemed fine. However, once I rebooted the PC, the drive went missing. I cannot see it under Device Manager nor My Computer, yet the drive is seen by the BIOS.

I figure I'd ask you lot what I should do to try and restore it. I can accept it being dead, but I'd like to know for sure if it's dead before I go out and get a new one, so I'd like to troubleshoot and see if there's an error that needs to be fixed to solve this.


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29 Mar 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check in disk management and assign a drive letter.
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29 Mar 2016   #3
Foffy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I don't see it there. There's just C and an exteral, but not the drive I am looking for.
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29 Mar 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try disconnecting and then reconnecting it.
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29 Mar 2016   #5
Foffy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

While the PC is on, or off?

Because if off, I've already done this.
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29 Mar 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it is on. The idea is to get a new interrupt from the device. It is a long shot but does not cost any for trying.
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29 Mar 2016   #7
Foffy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I tried that and no dice, sadly.
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