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Windows 7: Hard not showin up

26 Jun 2011   #1
Kuzum

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Hard not showin up

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.


Specs:
OS: Win7 32bit Ultimate
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
RAM: 4GB Kingston
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3


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26 Jun 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Kuzum, welcome to the forum.
It sounds to me as if the HDD has died I suggest taking it back to where you bought it and asking for a new one
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26 Jun 2011   #3
Kuzum

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

So its most likely the hard's problem, not the motherboard's problem, right?
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26 Jun 2011   #4
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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26 Jun 2011   #5
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Presumably your other drive(s) are working, so it sounds like the hard drive is faulty.
Have you tried taking it out of a different SATA port on the motherboard?
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26 Jun 2011   #6
Kuzum

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 


Ive set it up as a partition, it worked for some time like i stated at my post.
But Here you go, the C:\ is my boot drive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Presumably your other drive(s) are working, so it sounds like the hard drive is faulty.
Have you tried taking it out of a different SATA port on the motherboard?
Yes i tried plugging into different ports.


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26 Jun 2011   #7
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes it would seem that it is defect, you could maybe try it in another PC if you want to be 100% certain but remember the movement involved may just get it working for a while longer, before it expires again.
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26 Jun 2011   #8
Kuzum

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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.
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26 Jun 2011   #9
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kuzum View Post
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.
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26 Jun 2011   #10
Kuzum

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kuzum View Post
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?
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