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#1 sammy2

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:43

This is super frustrating. 

 

I recently had to replace my motherboard and I brought to a computer guy to assembly it for me. After coming home I realize he didn't connect all the hard drives. 

 

This drive was working fine just last week but now I don't know if it's dead or something.. It has all my songs, pictures etc




#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:44

Version of OS?

Bios settings?



#3 OP sammy2

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:47

Windows 8... bios settings ? 

 

i'm using http://www.asrock.co...ntel/B85 Pro4/ 

 

During the month of december a power outage killed my motherboard..sent it for repair and was using my hard drive in another computer just fine.. the replacement motherboard returned and I was took my entire system to computer shop.. 

 

I am just really hoping there's nothing wrong with it.. 



#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:51

Have you tried checking in your control panel?

(in win7  classic view, it's device manager, right click on computer and scan for hardware changes)

(note, before you try this, are all the power and controller cables correctly fitted to your hard drives and motherboard?)



#5 +techbeck

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:56

Does the drive spin up?  Have a way of attaching the drive via USB?



#6 OP sammy2

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:04

via USB ?

 

Thank you Jesus (I don't even believe in God) ... but I left it on long enough went on my bed to talk and complain to a friend...came back to scan for new hardware (was using my phone to browse) and I see windows telling me to restart to repair... computer restarted and completed the repair now my files are available... wow!.. I just hope it wasn't an early warning of the drive dying soon. 



#7 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:07

So all the drives and subsequently, your files are now seen by your computer?



#8 OP sammy2

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 05:03

Yes so far everything is working fine.. If anything changes ill give an update ..I guess windows 8 isn't so bad after all ..