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Windows cannot find 2nd hard drive

by Mryl123 / August 22, 2006 12:36 AM PDT

Windows XP home cannot find 2nd hard drive, it does not show up in disk management. It does show up in the bios.
At one point it did show up, healthy formatted NTFS drive.I was able to add a file after that it was gone.
I have one user account, and GUEST account.
I checked permissions and set them all to enable.
I don't know what else to do.

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Does the drive show up....
by Michael Geist / August 22, 2006 1:21 AM PDT

when in Safe mode? I will suggest a software anomaly (infection) if so.

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Can not get into safe mode
by Mryl123 / August 22, 2006 2:09 AM PDT

I can not get into safe mode, when I try long list of files on black dos screen is all I get

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Then the answer is simple....
by Michael Geist / August 27, 2006 10:20 AM PDT

fix the XP install and your drive will appear. The method and extent of repair depends on how low your risk of data loss is.

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by Mryl123 / August 27, 2006 1:03 PM PDT

I never thought about repairing Windows,never tried to use safe mode, runs ok, slow to start
I will put disk in and see..

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by skantorp / August 22, 2006 3:11 AM PDT

way about the power of the hard drive? is the hard drive running or there no power

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I assume you mean the.....
by Trance_Zac / August 27, 2006 11:00 AM PDT
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2nd HD?? You can easily check if it's getting power or not.
Pull the case & listen to hear if the HD is spinning ( you may have to use a "sounding rod" of some sort, like a srcewdriver - or pull the HD out with the cables attached to listen

If you hear it spinning - make sure the data cables are firmly attached - if no sound from HD, check vo;tages from PSU or try another PSU connector

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by Mryl123 / August 27, 2006 1:01 PM PDT

Since the drive shows up in the bios can't I assume it is powered?

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(NT) (NT) I would say yes
by linkit / August 27, 2006 1:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Power
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