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    Please help, my hard drive has disappeared !!

    Tried to turn my hone PC on yesterday and it doesn't work - seems to suggest that it couldn't boot up windows 98 as it 'could not be found'.

    I tried to reinstall it but it is teling me that there isn't a c: drive anymore.

    We do have a virus detector, so I'm hoping it's not a virus.

    I tempted to open up the case and check all the connectors to ensure the c: drive is connected properly, and if that doesn't work, bash it with a hammer (at least that will make me feel better !)

    Anyone know of any viruses 'dong the rounds' that would cause this to happen ?

    Anyone got any suggestions as to what to try next?

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    Re: Please help, my hard drive has disappeared !!

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    Re: Please help, my hard drive has disappeared !!

    I'm not sure what I did but it seems to have worked - something to do with BIOS settings - it seemed that somehow the hard drive was disabled, so I enabled it !

    Anyway thanks for the help...

    I'm off to by a CDRW to back-up the PC in case this happens again - anyone recommend a good one ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Please help, my hard drive has disappeared !!

    Before you spend lots of money on something like that, check it's not something as simple as the battery on your motherboard running flat and losing the settings - that could explain why the hard disk was 'lost'.

    Does the machine lose time at all?

    Alex.

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    Re: Please help, my hard drive has disappeared !!

    Agree with Alex, sounds like a BIOS battery to me. If it does it again next time you power the machine down then change the battery and see if that fixes it.

    Christian

 

 

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