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- Hard Disk Gone Incommunicado
- Gary Brown
March 9, 2009, 10:48 pm
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Re: Hard Disk Gone Incommunicado
Where in XP is the drive not seen? I mean, a mistake in
Partition Manager could easily keep it from appearing as a
valid volume in My Computer, but in Disk Management the
drive should still be listed.
Nothing you do with Paragon Partition Manager could keep a
drive from being see by the BIOS, by seen I mean identified,
listed in the early enumeration portion displayed on-screen.
Wiping out or otherwise damaging a partition could cause the
drive to not be seen as a viable boot device.
If your problem is the former it seems the drive has failed,
you can try jiggling the connectors or use different cables,
can try running the HDD manufacturer's diagnostics.
If the problem is the latter, assuming you are not trying to
recover any lost data from the drive, simply use your choice
of software to make valid partitions again, then format
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