Dissappearing Hard Drive.

  LithiumX 00:33 03 Nov 07
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I have a 400GB docments hard drive, and only shows up in my computer for about 5 minutes before disappearing from view in all applications including device manager and even in Computer Management> Storage > Disk management. I run Vista Ultimate/XP Pro. I fear that this is a Hardware related issue. That caases the hdd to malfunction when it is switched on after a while.

Any help would be great. Thanks. My Main OS is installed onto an IDE drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:59 03 Nov 07

Is this an external drive connected by USB?

  LithiumX 18:06 03 Nov 07

Nope--- Its an iternal SATA drive. Ive had problems with my SATA bus before, but the other disk on my sata bus works perfectly.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:14 03 Nov 07

Check the power connection to the drive.

  LithiumX 23:46 03 Nov 07

I check the power and it was a wee bit loose. Psuhed it back in, thankfully nothing was damaged however, it still disappears.

  MCE2005 01:34 04 Nov 07

It's Broke, Buy a new one.

p.s. Use a Spellchecker.

  LithiumX 01:42 04 Nov 07

Nice MCE nice... you really dont like me do you?

I managed to fix it for your info. BIOS issue. RAID error. Theres no need to be so rude. I was tyrping quick because i was panicking.

  MCE2005 02:17 04 Nov 07

"it still disappears",

Don't sound as if it's Fixed to me.

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