PC crashed, now sata not recognized?

By nukedukem
Oct 12, 2013
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  1. Hey everyone,

    So I was on youtube, went to maximize video and everything froze. Couldnt ctrl+alt+del or do anything so I hit the reset button. When it reset, it could not boot at all past the first bios screen (Asrock logo). I went into the bios and saw that my 2nd drive was there but my first SSD that has windows on it was missing.

    I have tried using a usb boot of windows to try and repair the disk but it has not been able to pick it up, I am now wanting to reinstall windows and format the drive but I can't even see it when I went to install windows. It just shows my 2nd storage drive.

    Is there any way to bring it back to the list?

    AsRock z77 extreme-4 m
    i5 35570k
    8gb corsair RAM
    GTX 670
    128gb SSD (Windows drive which is not showing)
    3TB Seagate HDD

    Would be much appreciated if anyone knows anything about this.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    "So I was on youtube, went to maximize video and everything froze"... This freezing was probably caused by the SSD failing, so the drive will have to be replaced

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