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Disk appears as *missing* in disk management.

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June 10, 2012 5:49:58 PM

I've tried to reactivate it numerous times, plugged it into different SATA cables, used different power cables and restarted in between everything. I also tried reactivating it through cmd prompt but to no avail.

Help me out please!
June 10, 2012 5:52:30 PM

Oops forgot specs...

Its a Samsung 750GB 7200rpm (the one that is failing)

i5 2500k
p8p67 Pro 3.0 revision
750w corsair psu
8gb RAM
CM storm enforcer case
gtx570
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June 10, 2012 8:21:03 PM

Disappeared in BIOS as well?
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June 10, 2012 9:30:51 PM

I had a similar problem one time.

Don't hold me to this (as this happened a long time ago and my memory is dated) but I think the following will work:
  • Right click on 'my computer'
  • Select computer management
  • Select Disk Management
  • Click on the 'Action Menu' at the top of the page
  • Click on 'Refresh' or 'Rescan Disks'

    That may restore visibility.
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    June 11, 2012 4:00:10 AM

    I can see it through the BIOS.

    I tried what you suggested rwayne, didn't work unfortunately :/ 
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    June 11, 2012 5:11:03 AM

    How many disks do you have in this machine?

    If more than one is this the primary or back up drive?

    Do you have a RAID configuration?

    May want to hook it up to a different computer and see if it can be read.
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    June 11, 2012 3:29:22 PM

    rwayne said:
    How many disks do you have in this machine?

    If more than one is this the primary or back up drive?

    Do you have a RAID configuration?

    May want to hook it up to a different computer and see if it can be read.


    4, including a backup external.

    How can I check which is primary? Is that just the boot drive? If it is, then I just have one. And I only have one backup drive.

    Do not use RAID.

    I hooked it up to another comp and it wasn't recognized at all, it may be because of a faulty mobo on that computer though.
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    June 11, 2012 5:05:54 PM

    Looking at the pic it looks like you tried to make the new disc an dynamic extended disk to make you video partition larger.

    Is that what you wanted to do? If not you should be able to right click on the missing disk and click enable, or online. At that point delete the partition and recreate the parition as a simple disk.
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    June 11, 2012 9:12:42 PM

    bucknutty said:
    Looking at the pic it looks like you tried to make the new disc an dynamic extended disk to make you video partition larger.

    Is that what you wanted to do? If not you should be able to right click on the missing disk and click enable, or online. At that point delete the partition and recreate the parition as a simple disk.


    No it wasn't linked with the Video disk at first. For the last 4 months I have been using it as a drive by itself, it has its own info on it. The only options I have if I right click it is reactivate or delete, clicking reactivate does nothing and I do not want to delete it as it still has all my stuff on it (at least I am hoping)

    Rolli59- Thanks, I will try that link out.
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