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Hard Drive doesn't show up in My Computer

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July 25, 2012 6:13:41 AM

Hi,

My Hard drive doesn't show up in My Computer, it shows up in Devices and Printers as storage - it also shows up in Device Manager under USB disk drives... I can't read or write anything to it.

Is my hard drive failing, I really want to fix it and not have to reformat it, please tell me if there is anything I can do.

Many thanks,
Jazperr

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a c 386 G Storage
July 25, 2012 11:55:27 AM

Does it show up in disk management? If so, try assigning the drive a letter.
July 25, 2012 12:03:44 PM

Randomly it showed up in Disk management, I had to reformat it though :/ 

Oh well...
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a c 386 G Storage
July 25, 2012 12:46:41 PM

This would be a good time to run a full chkdsk against the drive.

chkdsk <drive letter>: /f /r

and also check the SMART status of the drive. No sense putting all your data back on it only to find out the drive is failing.
July 25, 2012 1:04:34 PM

The drive was fine, I just think it got reset or something (as it wasn't showing up), probably something to do with me not safety removing it ... >.>
July 25, 2012 1:05:29 PM

Sigh I hate waiting.. how long will it take to validate the claim? :/ 
July 25, 2012 1:14:42 PM

Ignore that, wrong forum... lol
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