Seagate Barracuda 7200 320GB Problem.

By nikkie
Sep 29, 2007
  1. Hey dudes,

    I have a Maxtor 160GB hard disk that I have my operating system, and a Seagate Barracuda 7200 320GB for my media/extra files++.

    Yesterday I turned on my computer and when I tried to explore that disk from My Computer/..... I saw instead of

    "SG Barracuda320GB", .... "Local Disk :)D)" and it was not accesible when I tried to click on that disk.

    I thought to restart my pc, sometimes a restart saves you... but after the restart I cannot see my disk at all inside 'My Computer' window. There is only the Maxtor one, plus, I cannot see the Seagate one in the Device Manager too.
    I mean, it just disappeared or something, any ideas? Cause I have really important files there.
    Thanks in advance
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Go into to safe mode..
    reboot the PC then press F8
    select the very first on the list SafeMode

    Does My Computer see the drive.. If it does then you need to go into
    Control Panel
    Click on System
    Click on Advance
    Click on Profiles and delete the one you're having a problem with...
    Prior to doing that you need to backup your favorities and desktop.. if you want to save the data.

    Now if this still doesn't do the trick then you might have a bad HDD Controller on the MOBO or the PSU is going bad.. Where not enough power for one of the HDD so it won't show-up no matter what you do..
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