My hard drive is missing????

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  1. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    Hey guys!
    i keep all my programs and files on my c drive
    i keep all pics music and movies on my d drive

    went to look at some pics yesterday and my d drive is missing! it isnt recognizing it. i cant find it. all my stuffs gone!

    i use windows xp. anyone know of any culprits?
     
  2. David Norman

    David Norman Producer
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    Only had it happen a couple times after messing around in the case and turned out I knocked the power connector loose. Check the cables -- power/IDE/Serial at the drive and MB 1st unless you're hearing funky noises coming out of the case then it might be a HDD failure.
     
  3. Mike LS

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    Also, check the device manager under disk drives and see if it lists two drives. If there's a problem with the D drive, it might show an error there.
     
  4. Joseph DeMartino

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    I assume that you have two physical hard drives. In that case, check the physical connections. If you have two logical drives on separate partitions of the same physical drive we have a whole other set of possible problems to consider. Let us know.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  5. StevenFC

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    Like Joseph alluded to...more info please.
     
  6. Paul Padilla

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    It could be anything from a loose cable to "stick-tion" where the platters have difficulty spinning up, to a virus to an outright drive failure.
     

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