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second drive not showing

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  1. pavlos

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    Plugged a usb memory stick into my computer whilst it was still on the bios screen, It hung on the bios and eventually carried on but when it had booted windows 7 it wasn't showing the second drive, it was working perfectly yesterday no matter what I try I can get it to read the second drive. it does not show up anywhere not in the bios, not in the disk management, is it corrupted and is it retrievable.??
     
  2. TekTime

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    Can you provide a little more detail? What is the make/model of your computer?
     
  3. Bernardo

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    Have you since unplugged the USB device? Restarted?
     
  4. pavlos

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    I'm using an AMD 5700 dual core processor 64 bit with geforce 9600 gt 512mb graphics, and 2gigs of OCZ platinum ram and all on an abit k9 series AM2 socket motherboard.
    does that help.

    And Bernardo, yes I unpluged the usb device when I realised it could be the reason for the other drive not showing, but I'm not sure if it is, I've restarted several times since and had no luck in the drive being seen. it would be an odd coincidence if the usb doesn't have anything to do with it
     
  5. Bernardo

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    Does anything still work in your usb ports?
     
  6. pavlos

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    yes all usb ports working
     
  7. Bernardo

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    You'll need to test the drive on another system then.
     
  8. pavlos

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    already have, it does not see it, the boot sector is probably damaged is there a way of retrieving the data off of it, or repairing the boot sector.
     
  9. Bernardo

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    I think I'd take it out of the enclosure and try to slave it on your system directly.
     
  10. Bernardo

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    This is an external USB drive, right? Not internal????
     
  11. thingamajig

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    If it were USB Bernardo, I don't think pavlos would be looking in drive manager.

    Is it spinning? Data corruption should not effect the BIOS from seeing the drive. Also, if you've tested and it failed in a second system, it's not a corrupted BIOS. Is it an IDE or SATA drive?
     
  12. pavlos

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    The drive that is not showing is the internal slave drive,it is a 500 gb sata, I removed it a placed it in another system as the slave, it did not show it, there either.
    The usb was an 8gb memory stick, See OP.
     
  13. Bernardo

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    I'd say then the drive was messed up somehow. If you need anything rescued on it, I'd download something like Seagate drive recovery and see what you might be able to save.

    Of course, you're still going to have to have it mount in order to be seen.
     
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