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Lost hard drive!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DrTR, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. DrTR

    DrTR Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    Somehow one of my internal hard drives disappeared.

    What could have happened?

    Thank you.

    Dr. T.
     
  2. JennyJackson01

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    Hiya DrTR.

    I`m guessing that Father Christmas hasn`t dropped off the presents but stolen your hard drive so the next thing to check is that it`s connected properly with the power lead and the ribbon/cable and don`t forget to check the motherboard end of the ribbon/cable as well.

    Does the drive show up in BIOS but not the system and has this suddenly happened or is it after trying to connect it for the first time?

    A little insight into the sequence of events leading up to it being missing might help a bit but always bare in mind that hard drives can and do fail so if you`ve had it for a while, that might be the reason.

    Regards
    Jenny
     
  3. DrTR

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    I turned the computer off and on. The hard drive appeared!!!

    What could be wrong?

    Dr. T.
     
  4. JennyJackson01

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    Hello Dr T.

    I go back to my first suggestion to check the security of the power and data cables or ribbons and don`t forget the motherboard end of them as well.

    I shouldn`t need so say it but I will do ... do the cable check with the machine off but if the drive has shown up, it`s obviously not completely dead so take the opportunity to remove or at least, back up, any data that you want off it just in case it doesn`t show up on the next reboot.

    Regards
    Jenny
     
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