I just had one of my hard drives die. I wake up in the morning to see the message
"Delay write failed" from Windows XP (I have system restore on).
So I check my E: hard drive (120 GB Maxtor NTFS Formatted) and I got this message:
I noticed that the name I gave my drive (Aria) is now gone and it is called Local Disk
So I right click the drive and check its properties.. it is now RAW
So I think, great, now I'm going to have to re-format it. So I open up the computer
management thing in Admin Tools in XP
But I find that it doesn't even detect the hard drive...hmm
Based on other hard drives that fail I can usually see them here and just re-format the thing, but it
doesn't even show up.
So I turned off the computer and checked the physcial connection and it is fine.
So why does it show up in my computer as a drive, but not in computer management.
When I get some time, I'm going to pull it out, put it in a usb enclosure and try to see
if I can get it detected that way.
I need to get a ntfs recovery piece of software before I format it again though.
My question to you guys/girls is why did it show up in my computer, but not the
computer management control panel?