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Toshiba P305-S8842 does not see the 2nd HDD. This notebook has 2 200 GB hard drives and it used to see them both. I haven't changed anything on the system.

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The first thing to do is check that they are both registered in the BIOS. If they are there is a hardware problem and either C or D needs fixing. I suspect that the BIOS has left it out.

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