Hi, I have a problem with my hard drive which is very strange.
First let me tell You what I did
I bought a Dell 5150 in April
I wiped the hard drive to get rid of all the dell crap and then added a 2nd hard drive 320gb (western digital SATA) I set this up in computer management as a normal drive not dynamic or anything like that. Everything worked fine until yesterday when I decided to change my 160 gb for a 250 seagate 7200.10 ATA hard drive. I used acronis trueimage to clone the 160 gb to my 250gb and replaced it , when I booted up from the new drive everything worked fine except the 320gb was missing from my computer. Its showing in the BIOS, so I went into computer management and its showing as a healty drive with EISA configureation and empty. the only options i have is format as a dynamic drive.I then replaced my old drive but its is now showing as the same empty drive, any ideas anyone because I have 200gb of music software files etc. I have backed up all the important stuff onto dvd first but the rest ?
just an update on what I tried
first I used spinrite to check the drive it reported that it was fine, then I used system restore on the old drive just in case some setting was changed
I then tried the drive on another machine
none of the above have worked