HDD shows up in BIOS but not in My computer

  drivennuts 04:42 27 Apr 09

I brought a new Samsung 160GB HDD and ghosted everything from my Maxtor 20GB onto it with Norton Ghost. Everything went fine for a couple of weeks but then my Maxtor 20GB just disappeared from "My Computer" and no matter what I do it doesn't show up, it shows up as the slave in BIOS but thats it. If you try to make it the Master it just says that theres No Operating System on the 20GB.. I didn't wipe anything off it and don't understand what has happened.

Can any of you help PLEASE.

  Technotiger 07:43 27 Apr 09

It is possible that your drive cable to the motherboard might have become slightly dislodged, I would open the case and gently push the cable at both ends to make sure of a good connection.

  drivennuts 08:18 27 Apr 09

Have check that. I've changed the 20gb to the master and 160gb to the slave and they have worked fine but if I change them around and the 160gb is the master and the 20gb is the slave the 20gb doesn't show up in "My Computer"

  ened 08:22 27 Apr 09

Does it show in 'Disk Management'?

  drivennuts 08:24 27 Apr 09

Nope it doesn't, only place it shows up is in the bios.

  Technotiger 08:43 27 Apr 09

I guess you did not forget to change the jumpers when you swapped the drives around??

  drivennuts 08:51 27 Apr 09

lol No I didn't forget to do that. I just redid them again and still nothing. It looks like the 20gb will only work as a master and not a slave.

  ened 09:20 27 Apr 09

Just out of curiosity try plugging it into the other ide channel and see if it shows up there.

  drivennuts 09:33 27 Apr 09

done that and nothing has changed,

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:35 27 Apr 09

change IDE cable and retry (use the one for the DVD drives)

  drivennuts 09:51 27 Apr 09

Done that and now have both running but now I keep getting this message coming up on the screen every 10 seconds " COM Surrogate has encountered aproblem and needs to close" What the heck is that all about.

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