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Hard Drive missing in windows vista

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by keybrdguy14, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. keybrdguy14

    keybrdguy14 Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2007
    I have Windows Vista Home on a new computer (Duo-core processor). My primary drive is a 250 gb serial drive. My secondary drive is a 400 gb regular drive (not serial) and I have a DVD burner/reader. My problem is that the secondary hard drive, and at times the DVD, disappear - you go to Windows Explorer and they're just not there anywhere. Then on a particular reboot, it will suddenly identify the hard drive again - and it works fine for a week or so and then disappears again! When the DVD disappears, a reboot brings it back but that isn't the case every time for the secondary hard drive. Help!!!
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Check BIOS setup and be sure that the drives are set to autodetect. Boot into BIOS setup a couple times and see if the drives are correctly recognized every time. If they are, then the problem is probably in Windows.
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