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Windows 7: Hard Drive missing

09 Jan 2010   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Did you check to make sure you didn't accidently loosen the connection when installing the last hard drive?


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09 Jan 2010   #12
thesmackdown

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Did you check to make sure you didn't accidently loosen the connection when installing the last hard drive?

Yeah even tried different cables both SATA and power still no luck - I am wondering if it isn't just coincidence and I had some kind of drive error. I am currently running some recovery software to see if I can rebuild the index and recover the files.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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09 Jan 2010   #13
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
SATA

make sure SATA #3 is enabled in the bios
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09 Jan 2010   #14
thesmackdown

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
make sure SATA #3 is enabled in the bios
SATA #3? You lost me. If you mean the third drive - then they are all showing up in the bios.
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09 Jan 2010   #15
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Bios

just double checking a lot of times in the bios you can turn on or off each SATA port becuase it shows that drive as offline
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09 Jan 2010   #16
thesmackdown

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
just double checking a lot of times in the bios you can turn on or off each SATA port becuase it shows that drive as offline
I have a SATA to USB connector that I also tried and it didn't show. I also then tried it on another computer and still no luck.

That's why I'm running the recover software now.
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09 Jan 2010   #17
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Drive

ok sounding like a damaged drive
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10 Jan 2010   #18
thesmackdown

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
just double checking a lot of times in the bios you can turn on or off each SATA port becuase it shows that drive as offline
Turned out the partition table had gotten erased. I used testdisk and it repaired it in about 30 seconds.
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10 Jan 2010   #19
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thesmackdown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
just double checking a lot of times in the bios you can turn on or off each SATA port becuase it shows that drive as offline
Turned out the partition table had gotten erased. I used testdisk and it repaired it in about 30 seconds.
I wonder how it erased?
All set then?
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10 Jan 2010   #20
thesmackdown

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thesmackdown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
just double checking a lot of times in the bios you can turn on or off each SATA port becuase it shows that drive as offline
Turned out the partition table had gotten erased. I used testdisk and it repaired it in about 30 seconds.
I wonder how it erased?
All set then?
Yeah - thanks for all the help in troubleshooting.
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