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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

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    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

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    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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