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can't see hard drive

by wendysweet / May 7, 2007 9:40 AM PDT

Hello
I installed a slave drive for backup,but when I restart my computer it does not show up in My Computer every time. Sometimes it shows up but not always. I'm afraid to put anything important on here in case I can't access it when I need it. The Bios has it listed there as a slave drive. I went into Disk Management and formatted it and assigned it a drive letter,but the next time I turned on my computer it was gone.
I am running XP Home on a desktop Emachines T6216, which is 1 year old.

Thanks in advance of any help you can give me.
Wendy

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Had some problem.........
by [Roc] / May 7, 2007 9:49 AM PDT
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Sounds like u have some bad disks in that drive. Formatting it should fix a corrupted drive. If you have warranty still, try to get it replaced or something.

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May be the connection.............
by [Roc] / May 7, 2007 9:50 AM PDT

Did you check the cable?

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can't see hard drive
by wendysweet / May 7, 2007 11:10 AM PDT

yes cable is in and is tight.

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can't see hard drive
by wendysweet / May 7, 2007 9:59 AM PDT

I have had the drive checked for bad sectors and get an ok reading.It is a good drive.

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