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hard drive gone missing

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Xiphos, May 19, 2009.

  1. Xiphos


    Dec 2, 2008
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    so I have 2 hard drives of the same model

    one of them I have been using just fine, so recently I decided it was time for a fresh install of Vista, and I opted to install in AHCI mode this time.

    I was one of the early adopters, so I have Vista disk w/o SP1

    when I got done installing, everything seems fine, hard drives shows up.

    so I went ahead and installed SP1 and other updates
    after restart, my hard drive went missing. :confused:

    then I plugged in another fresh drive of the same model, just to make sure it is not dead.
    the fresh drive has the same problem too.

    here is all 3 of my hard drives showing up in BIOS

    and here is the fresh drive with unallocated space showing up


    after about 30 seconds

    gone, just like that.

    Mobo: Asus P5Q Pro Bios - 2102
    Hard Drive: WD4000YR-01PLB0

    Vista home premium 64 bit

    I've installed the following from Asus support site:
    - Intel(R) P45/ICH10R Chipset Software Installation Utility WHQL V9.0.0.1009
    - Marvell 88SE6111 SATA Controller Driver V1.2.0.60

    but didn't work.

    seems like I have 2 options, format and run in EIDE mode, or again, format and do w/o SP1
  2. Flyordie

    Flyordie New Member

    Oct 26, 2008
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    Your controller might be killing over? (the onboard controller) Thats where my bet would be placed.

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