Now, after I have installed the Operating System, it only recognizes the one hard drive that I put the Operating System on, ( the C drive). Another 30 or so minutes pass and 2 of the 3 drives disappear/ disconnect ( D: and E). The problem I have is with my 2< sup> nd< / sup> Hard drive in windows. My second drive is just randomly vanishing.
There are a lot of standard replies to this issue at Windows 7 - Notices but does not ' see' external usb hard drive Before you try any listed from the link above, consider the following: This happened to me recently on a bogged down server. All the controllers. My two hard disk drives have drive letter. Recover Data from Disappeared Hard Drive Partitions during Data Transferring. A drive with the name ' F' does not exist. He had Vista installed and made a clean install of 10.It' s listed in device manager but not in explorer. You could try plugging it into another SATA port and try again. It randomly disappears and can only be found after a restart or sometimes it might come back after sleep. Any clues how he should go about getting the drive to show up without having to format it or do something. Lauch CSM was enabled as well. Hard Drive randomly disappearing. For various reasons, I have reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch. My final thought would be to test the drives performance in another PC, if it works OK in another PC then chances are that your original thought of a faulty motherboard may well be correct. I can be in console on the drive and all of sudden I get: Set- Location : Cannot find drive.
The external drives were displaying correctly on other computers. If you don' t know how to jumper a drive, consider reviewing my guide on How to Install a Hard Drive. Can' t See My Hard Drives After Windows 10 Update " A friend of mine installed Windows 10 yesterday.
Hard drives disappeared. Re: Hard Drive Disappeared Ok, so focusing on the internal drive that disappeared, if that drive does not show up in the BIOS, I suspect it' s dead. An existing hard drive has disappeared from My Computer and I can' t access it - posted in Windows XP Home and Professional: I have 3 hard drives on my computer C: System D; Storage E: Mainly.