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Old 04-22-2004, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so im back.. and i have another problem and just inches away from hammering my computer and getting a new one...

so you guys remember how the mp3's we're just dissapearing of my folders, after i did some disk checks i managed to get them back, this kept happening for 2 or 3 days but i figured i just keep on doing disk checks and geting them back, but now the WHOLE DRIVE is gone it says that its not formated and if i go into the drie properties it marks 0 space free and 0 space used..... any toughts???? i have most of the crap i had in that drive backed up in another drive but wth why is this happening to my computer..
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ok so im back.. and i have another problem and just inches away from hammering my computer and getting a new one...

so you guys remember how the mp3's we're just dissapearing of my folders, after i did some disk checks i managed to get them back, this kept happening for 2 or 3 days but i figured i just keep on doing disk checks and geting them back, but now the WHOLE DRIVE is gone it says that its not formated and if i go into the drie properties it marks 0 space free and 0 space used..... any toughts???? i have most of the crap i had in that drive backed up in another drive but wth why is this happening to my computer..

Bad disk? Reformat and if it does it again it's a bad disk. ;p seems that way to me anyway.
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ok this is really getting me pissed off i restarted my computer and it works now. maybe it is a bad drive still if you have any other thoughts post them hre please
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sounds like intermitent HDD detection. IDE cable may need to be reseated.
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ok this is really getting me pissed off i restarted my computer and it works now. maybe it is a bad drive still if you have any other thoughts post them hre please
Someone said later on after this that it might be a badIDE cable - Yeah, I'd try changing that first to see if that works as a cheap solution, if not, does your drive still have an active warranty? Unless you're like me and don't cash in on warrantys, you might wanna try that - if the drive does the replacement drive does the same thing again I guess it's your PC.
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