500 gb hdd that is no longer recognized. need a think tank Tags: Hard Drives Boot Storage Last response: October 27, 2008 7:26 PM in Storage Share kernalmantis October 27, 2008 7:14:03 PM hey all, Ive a hard drive that all the sudden stopped working and isnt even recognized anymore. it was the boot drive. when i boot, it doesnt show up in post at all. I made a clone of it to see if the drive board was failing. the copy doesnt work either. I ran a virus scan on it, and it didnt come up with anything. I had an old 250 lyin around that has windows. it boote dup fine. i even put a 750 (non formatted *blank) and it recognized that there is a drive, jsut no boot record. as to be expected. I can plug it into another machine and all the files show up. in short, the boot drive is no loger seen by the motherboard (msi x48 platinum, updated firmware) at all. thaks in advance More about : 500 hdd longer recognized tank vibe October 27, 2008 7:26:41 PM I have seen some talk of people freezing dead drives overnight, sealed in bags with the silicone stuff you get with new shoes to remove water. Think I read in custom PC about it once also - only any good for maybe 30 mins run time to recover files. anyway - last ditch attempt ......... maybe Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSecond Hard drive no longer recognized ForumWD Caviar Black 500 GB HDD is not recognized ForumWD Scorpio blue 500gb HDD not working ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external-inaccessible-missing partition ForumSeems my Version of XP dosn't like a 500GB HDD ForumOld Sata1 HDD not recognized in Bios if mixed with Sata2 drives ForumBIOS no longer recognizes SSD ForumRunning Spinrite 6 on a 500gb external drive ForumReplacing hdd in HP Envy Sleekbook with ssd - Not being recognized .. Forum32 GB recognized .... 11 usable????? ForumNeed advice on what to do next Forum3 GB /s HDD on a 6 GB /s MB ForumSeagate harddrive 500 GB only spinning sound but not recognized by USB ForumHow to use a radiator in a fish tank . ForumSSD is no longer recognized after using it externally with USB adapter ForumSSD no longer recognized : Kingston SSD now v100 ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum18X SATA, does that do anything special on my system? ForumNeed help with Raid 0 ForumExternal drive, removed from enclosure, still recognized as external? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !