Hard drive disappeared

Serjo17 4 Posts Wednesday July 12, 2017Registration date September 7, 2017 Last seen - Sep 1, 2017 at 07:00 PM - Latest reply: Serjo17 4 Posts Wednesday July 12, 2017Registration date September 7, 2017 Last seen
- Sep 7, 2017 at 07:36 PM
Hello, i got a problem with my hard drive and i would appreciate if someone can help me!

ill start with the details, last night i was on my pc and when i went to sleep i turned it off with no problems, nothing unusual. next day when i turned the pc on, 1 of my 2 hard drives disappeared. i cheched which one of the two not showing and then i tried to reconnect the hard drive but it didnt help.

i checked the disc management inside the computer management and it shows that 458/465 gb of the hard disc are unallocated.

i have no idea what happened here, if its repairable, and if i can save the data that was on the hard drive.

i would greatly appreciated for some guidance on this issue !! thank you !

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nathanwirth 216 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration date August 13, 2018 Last seen - Sep 7, 2017 at 05:10 AM
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Hi, it seems that your drive is turned into RAW format; you need to format it for reusing it again. However, if you have important data stored in that drive then first use Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery – Home for recovering your lost data then format it.

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ac3mark 10237 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 13, 2018 Last seen - Sep 7, 2017 at 06:42 PM
I would go with that suggestion, as it has complete support of its own! Typically it is tough to even find a support link on software such as this! So far so good Nathan! I got side tracked with RAID talk!
Serjo17 4 Posts Wednesday July 12, 2017Registration date September 7, 2017 Last seen - Sep 7, 2017 at 07:36 PM
Thank you so much for the help!
problem solved ! :)
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ac3mark 10237 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 13, 2018 Last seen - Sep 1, 2017 at 07:18 PM
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OK, the PC boots, so that is good. Run a chkdsk against your drive. Open the CMD prompt with admin creds, and type in:

chkdsk <drive letter> /f /r


This is the safest to start with.
Serjo17 4 Posts Wednesday July 12, 2017Registration date September 7, 2017 Last seen - Sep 2, 2017 at 07:52 AM
thanks for the respond.
i have finished doing so, but nothing changed.

what i should do next?
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RolandJS 21 Posts Saturday August 26, 2017Registration date October 19, 2017 Last seen - Sep 2, 2017 at 06:44 PM
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Is this a RAID setup, or, just two internal hard-drives, each with their own drive letter?
ac3mark 10237 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 13, 2018 Last seen - Sep 5, 2017 at 04:57 PM
A raid would be seen as ONE drive Roland!
RolandJS 21 Posts Saturday August 26, 2017Registration date October 19, 2017 Last seen > ac3mark 10237 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 13, 2018 Last seen - Sep 5, 2017 at 10:37 PM
I asked a ballpark question after I saw this earlier:
"...1 of my 2 hard drives disappeared..."
community.spiceworks.com has several RAID threads in which 1 of 2 or 1 of whatever number of drives was bad or was going bad. I guessed wrong here, eh? :)
ac3mark 10237 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 13, 2018 Last seen - Sep 6, 2017 at 04:57 PM
You would never know about it a RAID scenario, unless you were in the Raid configuration manager. That is what RAID does, make duplicate drives for redundancy! The fact that he saw drive space go down, means it is not a RAID. In a RAID config, the drive would fail, and he would still have 500GB or whatever!
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