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Disappearing Drive I seldom use my drive E. I just noticed again that i'ts not in "my computer". Actually, this happens many times already. Can you please help me on how to search for it.... I really need to fix this badly today....I have some dealines to do. Thank you so much.... Sofia Amor

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Sometimes this is a signal of a degrading PC, either the drive or the PC board. The drive is detected during POST, and if it does not respond then it will not appear on the drive list. Check for poorly made connections in the ribbon cable (if ATA)

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