standby mode made 2nd hd disappear

May 13, 2012 at 09:13:54
Specs: Windows XP
I'm running XP on a desktop with 2 harddrives. I accidentally hit the standby button on my keyboard. I had to hit the power button to make the thing wake up, and then my secondary hd had disappeared.

I've tried unplugging it, and replugging it in, to try and reinstall it, but it still doesn't get recognised. I've gone into the BIOS to detect hd, with no luck.

I run an internet radio station, and my broadcasting software is accessing music files that are on that hd, but I can't find any other trace of it.

I have the following errors in the event viewer:

The device "(hard drive info)" disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.

The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur. (there are about a dozen of these.)

The following boot-start or system-start devices failed to load:

Thanks for any help at all. I've seen a lot of questions online about standby mode making devices disappear, but no answers to them.

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May 13, 2012 at 09:51:08
Standby mode did not mess it up exactly.

If you can't see it in bios then replace the drive or consider other issues like bad controller or cables or power to drive.

Hang up and live.

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May 13, 2012 at 10:05:10
Can you elaborate on "bad controller" please?

It seems unlikely that the cable or power supply failed at the exact second I accidentally hit the standby button, but I guess it's possible. The hd was in working order up to that second.

Anyone else have other ideas?

It seems to be a fairly common problem, from the number of questions I've seen on various sites... all without answers.

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