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Hard drive not showing in bios

I have a Toshiba Qosmio G15 with 2 internal hard drives. #1 is a 60 gig and #2 is a 40 gig. The #1 is the main drive(C). The #2 is or until has been (D) drive. The #2 or ''D'' drive is now nowhere to be found. Not in my computer, disk managment, nor is it listed in the bios. What now??

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  • bobbyt55 Jun 30, 2009

    Man youre right on my thoughts Geekman. I bought a case from Fryes on Friday and not only did my computer not see it plugged into the usb 2 other computers saw nothing. So I belive the hard drive to be dead. I do know wher to purchse them cheap so I'll give it a try. Thanks so much

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It appears that your #2 hard disk has died. To test if it is faulty, remove the #2 drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into the USB port of a working computer. If the computer see it as an external USB drive and you can see the folders and open the files, then it is OK and the fault is possible the disk controller.
If the hard drive is not recognised then it is faulty and needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Jun 30, 2009

    Glad I solved your problem, it would have been nice to get a perfect rating.

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Try unplugging HDD and plugging back in

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