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Hard drive not recognised

  • Hard Drives
  • Windows Vista
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
June 11, 2010 6:29:48 AM

Hello,i found a 320gb hard drive in a skip and tried it in my computer nec l1040 with intel e4500,vista o/s,sata, it worked great until i scanned it with microsoft essentials,when i came back and checked the results of the scan which was ok,i noticed the hard drive was missing,i checked the bios and it wasnt there either.the device manager says its working ok? i put my original hard drive (slave)back and everything was back to i throw it back in the skip or can i fix it? i like to keep this stuff out of the landfill if i can.

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June 11, 2010 11:32:24 AM

Do you see the drive if you run the Disk Management applet in Administrative tools?
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June 11, 2010 12:21:03 PM

If the BIOS can't see it, nothing else can. Are you sure it's gone from there?