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detecting from the bios

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  1. Dude044

    Dude044 Thread Starter

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    Hi All, My back up drive has stopped working, here is what happened

    1) The drive was being detected in the bios and showing in My Computer, but it was not possible to access it and it caused a major slow down of xp.

    2) Now its not showing in the bios or My Computer, but the drive is spinning , i am going to try a new ide cable , any other ideas would be appreciated before i try to reover the data (y)

    Dude044
     
  2. norton850

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    The new cable is a good idea. Is anything else on the same cable. If yes is that working?
     
  3. Dude044

    Dude044 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply norton ,my xp drive is on the the same ide cable
     
  4. Dude044

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    ok here is the latest i finally had time to change the ide cable, storage drive is being detected in the bios but not showing in my comp or device manager,also my os takes ages to boot up with storage drive connected, any thoughts and ideas welcome. Dude044
     
  5. Rich-M

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    For one thing sounds liuke storage drive has lost it's image file but also may be malfunctioning besides. Cxan you right click My Computer, choose manage , then disk storage and try formatting it, or are you worried about losing data on it? If you are worried about data you could boot into Recovery Console using XO cd and then run checkdisk.
     
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