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User Info: Playsaver

Playsaver
2 months ago#11
Sometimes rebooting isn't enough. You might need to remove all the power too. When you took that hdd out you removed any power to it.

User Info: brotrrwinner

brotrrwinner
2 months ago#12
Well, looks like I celebrated too soon... drive disappeared again. Clearly something's not right here. If I can bring it back, I'll backup what I need and just ditch it
September 21st, 2008
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User Info: KenshiroX

KenshiroX
2 months ago#13
Worst case, see if anyone has or fork the money for a HDD external case, so you can plug it into another computer through a USB cable and then backup the data to another computer.

User Info: brotrrwinner

brotrrwinner
2 months ago#14
btw I brought it back to life again, just by turning the PC off and on (turns out messing with the SATA cables did nothing). I have a suspicion about what might be causing this but I'm gonna have to do some testing
September 21st, 2008
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User Info: wildog2006

wildog2006
2 months ago#15
brotrrwinner posted...
why would the disk just stop being recognized by windows

wildog2006 posted...
It could be as simple as a cord coming loose.
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User Info: OUberLord

OUberLord
2 months ago#16
brotrrwinner posted...
gonna have to do some testing

...after you backed the data up, right?

Seriously. You've already dodged two bullets.

User Info: brotrrwinner

brotrrwinner
2 months ago#17
Yeah, I just backed up the important stuff to my other disk
September 21st, 2008
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User Info: The_Man_On_Fire

The_Man_On_Fire
2 months ago#18
time to get a XBOX ONE

User Info: brotrrwinner

brotrrwinner
2 months ago#19
The_Man_On_Fire posted...
time to get a XBOX ONE

http://i.imgur.com/Vl1sM.gif
September 21st, 2008
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