Is my hard drive fried?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by sammyk, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. sammyk

    sammyk Guest

    I have an old 9.1GB SCSI hard drive that I just can't access anymore. The SCSI card sees it (IDs don't conflict and the cable is terminated), and Windows XP sees it in the Hardware profile, but I can't seem to get a drive letter for it to access it. What is the fdisk equivalent in XP?

    Have I lost 9GB of music/videos, software, and porn or is there hope? :wtc:
     
  2. crotchfruit

    crotchfruit Guest

    if you have access to administrative tools, there's a "computer management" thing. open that and go to "storage->disk management". it will display all drives even if they don't have a letter and let you format, etc.
     
  3. sammyk

    sammyk Guest

    Where is that in XP? :dunno:

    Oh, and I would rather not format, it's either save or trash. :big grin:
     
  4. D3aC0n

    D3aC0n Vesa ToskaLOL OT Supporter

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    Right click on My Computer and select Manage

    then disk management
     
  5. sammyk

    sammyk Guest

    OK, went there, but it doesn't see the drive. Why does Device Manager and the SCSI card see it, but not Disk Management?
     
  6. crotchfruit

    crotchfruit Guest

    because you got :Owned:

    actually, that's really weird.
     
  7. D3aC0n

    D3aC0n Vesa ToskaLOL OT Supporter

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    Those are the symptoms of a hard drive that was just installed.. Sounds like it somehow got "unpartitioned" or something...
     
  8. crotchfruit

    crotchfruit Guest

    but he said that disk management cannot see it :ugh: so something is fucked. try pulling out the scsi card + drive and installing it in another computer to see if you can get your data back?
     
  9. sammyk

    sammyk Guest

    Yah, it's not a new drive. It used to work at one point, but one day just crapped out. I just didn't bother with it until recently. I'll give it a shot at work and see how it goes. Gotta do everything to save the pr0n! :x:
     
  10. crotchfruit

    crotchfruit Guest

    i know what it feels like.. i once lost an old 4gig pr0n drive. i know old pr0n is boring after awhile, but i get a sentimental attachment to it :hs:
     
  11. sammyk

    sammyk Guest

    Yah, I always have a hard time deleting it. Sometimes I just burn it to CD. Besides, after I haven't seen it in a while, it's new again! :big grin:
     

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