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Windows 7: Hard not showin up

26 Jun 2011   #11
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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If it cant be fixed, Is there any way to recover the data that was saved on it?
Cause every program i downloaded couldnt find the physical\logical drive.
Probably not without considerable expense sorry, but like I suggested movement may wake it up for a while I would certainly try removing it give it a LITTLE shake and try again, if you are lucky you may yet get your data off of it.
Ok, will try.
Thanks.

Just last question, if the hard drive itself spins what could be the problem with it?
This is a guess but the read write heads may be sticking or it could be a problem with the circuit board or it may even be possible that dust or moisture has gotten into the drive; What Causes Hard Drive Failure? - Interrupt19


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26 Jun 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Will HD show in Device Manager?
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26 Jun 2011   #13
Kuzum

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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Will HD show in Device Manager?
Nope
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26 Jun 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If it will not show up, I don't know if this will help, but download Western Digitals diagnostic program and see if it can pick up the drive.
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26 Jun 2011   #15
Kuzum

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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If it will not show up, I don't know if this will help, but download Western Digitals diagnostic program and see if it can pick up the drive.

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Ive bought a WD cavier blue hard drive (160GB), installed it and added it as a partition.
After several weeks the partition disappeared from "My Computer" (E:\).
I opened the computer case and replugged the data cable, So it showed up again and worked properlly.
After 2 days it disappeard again, I replugged the data cable again but this time it didnt show up.
Ive changed about 4 data cables and tried plugging them to different SATA ports, didnt help.
I updated my BIOS to the latest version, didnt help.
The hard drive isnt showing up anywhere (Device Manager, Disk Managment, BIOS).
The hard doesnt even show in the WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostic.
The hard drive itself spins up, so i guess its not a power issue.
Im desperate, dont know what to do.


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RAM: 4GB Kingston
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