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For some reason it keeps disappearing from the hardware list when I open My Computer. It won't read any disk in this state. This has happened 4 times now and I can't seem to find a better driver for it. In the past, I have simply uninstalled it and restarted, and it's been recognized and restored to it's place, but this time it won't show up even though it shows in the hardware list in the device manager.

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This can be either the controller having a problem or the drive. If you can put the drive in a differant computer and it behaves that would let you know if the problem is the motherboard or the drive.

If it is the drive the next time you get it working back up everything you want. The drive controller is intermittant so it may stop working pernanently. If it is the drive then you really don't want to trust it as a main drive or store anything that you don't want to lose. This is a small drive and you can get a much larger replacement for under $100. If you don't want to spend money you may find one for next to nothing or free just by asking around ie firends doing upgrades or computer shops.

If it is the motherboard then all you can do is switch to the other drive controller and boot using that one (if your bios allows this) or replace the motherboard.

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Install the drivers by removing it once, it might also be problem from the operating system end.

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