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segate hard drive not showing

by ancilary / May 9, 2012 7:17 PM PDT

hi

i just wanted to encrypt some space in my hard drive using truecrypt..but it failed in middle and now hard disk itself not showing up in my computer or disk management but it shows in boot[where we select hard disks/cd for windows installation]
any one help me to solve this problem

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Re: hard disk
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 9, 2012 7:34 PM PDT

Is "my hard disk" the only internal hard disk, a second or third internal hard disk or an external disk?

Kees

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hi
by ancilary / May 9, 2012 8:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: hard disk

2nd internal harddisk.. i used to save my photos and personal stuffs there ... only files Wink

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Re: disk
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 9, 2012 8:14 PM PDT
In reply to: hi

If it doesn't even show in Disk Management, it seems it have gone south. Can happen. And it's a good explanation of the program failing.

Things you can do to doublecheck that diagnosis:
1. Boot into a Linux Live CD and see what that says
2. Get it out and into an external enclosure, then try on another PC.
3. Get it out and try it on another PC as an internal disk

If no luck, buy a new disk and restore your files from your latest backup.

Kees

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thanks for the reply
by ancilary / May 9, 2012 9:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: disk

hi

it shows the drive in bios also..i checked hard disks in bios and its showing harddisk name and also its details

will that work if i connect it to different pc?

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Re: work
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 9, 2012 9:04 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks for the reply

Does it show in Disk Management on another PC?
If so, what does it say about partitions?
Does it show up in My Computer with a drive letter?
Can you access your files?

Only trying will tell. The only thing that is sure: it doesn't work on this PC when the drive is internal.

Kees

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hi
by ancilary / May 9, 2012 11:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: work

it dint show the disk in linux
its not showing drive letter in my computer and its not showing anything related to this hard disk in disk mangement
ill try connecting this in other pc and get back to u
if there any other alternative plz let me knw

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