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Old 08-22-2007, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings and thank you for your time..

Windows Xp Pro Sp2
PENTIUM 4 3.0 ghz
1 gig ddr
(2) western digital HDDs (1) 80 gigs (2) 170 gigs (music drive)
Intel motherboard
ATI radeon 256 meg PCI-E graphics
DVD burner

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I've been ignoring a problem that has persisted for many months, but now its really starting to p1ss me off..

Whenever i need to restart my pc, I find that my secondary HDD is not found in "my comp", and the quick launch icon for it has a red question mark on it.

The only way to revive it is to shut down the computer, and turn it back on, then it reappears in "My comp".

Is there something i can do to stop this? I'm into music production and it really disrupts my work flow.

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Default Re: 2nd HDD vanishes after system restart

Sounds like your power supply isnt giving in power to spin up the hard drive when its restarted . When you shut it down and boot it up again it generates just enough power to make it spin. I would start looking at a new power supply

BTW is this IDE? or Sata?
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Thanks for your input, It is IDE
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