Windows 10: Hard Drive Gone Missing

Discus and support Hard Drive Gone Missing in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; One of my secondary hard drives went missing this morning. Been using it for more than a year on this Desktop PC. Opened Disk Management expecting it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by GregCowling, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Hard Drive Gone Missing

    One of my secondary hard drives went missing this morning. Been using it for more than a year on this Desktop PC. Opened Disk Management expecting it just had to be reestablished, which has happened before, but it wasn't there. Rescan didn't help. Can you?

    GregCowling, Sep 4, 2019

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  3. Xiphos Win User
    hard drive gone missing

    so I have 2 hard drives of the same model

    one of them I have been using just fine, so recently I decided it was time for a fresh install of Vista, and I opted to install in AHCI mode this time.

    I was one of the early adopters, so I have Vista disk w/o SP1

    when I got done installing, everything seems fine, hard drives shows up.

    so I went ahead and installed SP1 and other updates
    after restart, my hard drive went missing. *Confused Hard Drive Gone Missing :confused:

    then I plugged in another fresh drive of the same model, just to make sure it is not dead.
    the fresh drive has the same problem too.

    here is all 3 of my hard drives showing up in BIOS

    Hard Drive Gone Missing i52nol.jpg

    and here is the fresh drive with unallocated space showing up

    Hard Drive Gone Missing [​IMG]


    Hard Drive Gone Missing 15phd20.jpg

    after about 30 seconds

    Hard Drive Gone Missing [​IMG]

    gone, just like that.

    Mobo: Asus P5Q Pro Bios - 2102
    Hard Drive: WD4000YR-01PLB0

    Vista home premium 64 bit

    I've installed the following from Asus support site:
    - Intel(R) P45/ICH10R Chipset Software Installation Utility WHQL V9.0.0.1009
    - Marvell 88SE6111 SATA Controller Driver V1.2.0.60

    but didn't work.

    seems like I have 2 options, format and run in EIDE mode, or again, format and do w/o SP1
    Xiphos, Sep 4, 2019
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Hard Drive Gone Missing

    Hard Drive Space Missing


    It is possible that hard drive space was missing due to a corrupted file system. To better assist you, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Have you tried deleting temporary files?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far aside from checked the hidden files?

    We're looking forward to your response.
    Rose Cal, Sep 4, 2019

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