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My E drive seems to disappear

My E drive just gets deleted somehow and in oreder to get it back I have to reset the laptop to factory defaults then reinstall everything, why would this hapen?

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  • kvg62 Dec 17, 2008

    Yes it is the cd/dvd drive but it also doen't register when checking the system under drives

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Is it the cd/dvd drive. if so cables connecting it to the mother board might be loose.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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    V C MICHAEL Dec 18, 2008

    There are two sets of cables that connect the cd drive with motherboard. One that gives power and another one carries data. If either of these contact is loose, then it will not be detected under drives in bios setup. This is the main reason for the e drive not showing up. It can happen with a faulty drive also but in this case such a chance is less.

    Hope the best.

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