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April 21, 2013 6:38:25 AM

I had a start up error and after finally going through system repair, windows could load. But it is not detecting my second hard disk and it is running v slowly. What should I do?


there are a few errors under events viewer and http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8634/38782483.png
and there is an error when i check disk management http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2982/captureala.png

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a b $ Windows 7
April 21, 2013 6:59:55 AM

Check the first hard drive: right click on the drive in explorer / properties / tools and run the error check (needs a restart for the c drive).
April 21, 2013 7:09:11 AM

noidea_77 said:
Check the first hard drive: right click on the drive in explorer / properties / tools and run the error check (needs a restart for the c drive).


I did that but wasn't any error with it.
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April 21, 2013 7:12:37 AM

Freescoring said:
noidea_77 said:
Check the first hard drive: right click on the drive in explorer / properties / tools and run the error check (needs a restart for the c drive).


I did that but wasn't any error with it.

Any hints in the event viewer, like i/o errors, timeouts ore something? Does it change, if you disconnect the second drive?
April 21, 2013 7:48:32 AM

noidea_77 said:
Freescoring said:
noidea_77 said:
Check the first hard drive: right click on the drive in explorer / properties / tools and run the error check (needs a restart for the c drive).


I did that but wasn't any error with it.

Any hints in the event viewer, like i/o errors, timeouts ore something? Does it change, if you disconnect the second drive?


I'm not too sure what to look for under event viewer, there are a few errors http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8634/38782483.png http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2982/captureala.png
a b $ Windows 7
April 21, 2013 9:37:59 AM

Freescoring said:
noidea_77 said:
Freescoring said:
noidea_77 said:
Check the first hard drive: right click on the drive in explorer / properties / tools and run the error check (needs a restart for the c drive).


I did that but wasn't any error with it.

Any hints in the event viewer, like i/o errors, timeouts ore something? Does it change, if you disconnect the second drive?


I'm not too sure what to look for under event viewer, there are a few errors http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8634/38782483.png http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2982/captureala.png

Like I expected: the iastor errors, the yellow exclamation mark and the file system marked as raw tell us, your second disk (E) causes the trouble. Try to unplug the data cable from it and start the pc. If it runs ok without the disk, try to plug the data cable to a different sata port on the mobo and see, if the exclamation mark disappears.
April 21, 2013 10:07:18 AM

noidea_77 said:
Freescoring said:
noidea_77 said:
Freescoring said:
noidea_77 said:
Check the first hard drive: right click on the drive in explorer / properties / tools and run the error check (needs a restart for the c drive).


I did that but wasn't any error with it.

Any hints in the event viewer, like i/o errors, timeouts ore something? Does it change, if you disconnect the second drive?


I'm not too sure what to look for under event viewer, there are a few errors http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8634/38782483.png http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2982/captureala.png

Like I expected: the iastor errors, the yellow exclamation mark and the file system marked as raw tell us, your second disk (E) causes the trouble. Try to unplug the data cable from it and start the pc. If it runs ok without the disk, try to plug the data cable to a different sata port on the mobo and see, if the exclamation mark disappears.


It ran well without the disk but when I plug it back it, the problem persist :/ 

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a b $ Windows 7
April 21, 2013 10:22:12 AM
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Is it still shown in explorer? In this case, run the error checking on the e drive as well. Get ready for bad news: i think your e drive is dead and needs to be replaced. I hope you have a backup.
April 21, 2013 10:37:12 AM

it is showing but it doesn't react when i tried to click on properties
my backup is long outdated. is there any chance of recovering it?
a b $ Windows 7
April 21, 2013 10:41:23 AM

Freescoring said:
it is showing but it doesn't react when i tried to click on properties
my backup is long outdated. is there any chance of recovering it?

You can try this, but there is only little chance: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
April 21, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Thanks noidea.
Can't believe my drive is gone! it was working fine in the morning :( 
a b $ Windows 7
April 21, 2013 10:59:26 AM

Freescoring said:
Thanks noidea.
Can't believe my drive is gone! it was working fine in the morning :( 

Hard disks always die without warning. That's why a backup is so important. If you can afford it, get one internal and one external disk and sync the important data to the external frequently. Microsofts SyncToy is free and does a good job on that.
April 21, 2013 7:02:20 PM

I was able to recover the undeleted files using that program!
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