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Alright, so I've been running this Win7 installation for quite a while. Actually, I think this might still be my first one. Never had any issues, until recently (last 2 weeks or so) this started to happen.

So, all mass storage devices disappear. They are still visible in "My Computer", but can't be accessed. Desktop only has the few default icons. The OS is still working, I'm currently listening to music from one of the internal hard drives, and I can access files that are in folders that were open when this happens. I just plugged in a USB flash drive, and while the icon and the name appear in My Computer, I can't access it.

Most of my googling has turned up just network drive -related issues, but all of my 4 HDDs are hooked up straight to the SATA ports, and seeing how this also affects the USB drive, I'm quite sure the HDDs & controller are alright...

Anyone got any experience with similar issues? Do I have a motherboard going bad?

EDIT:
I can access recycle bin and start the programs that have pre-set shortcuts in start menu. The "all items" menu is empty, as is the administrative tools menu.
Can't dir in command prompt, I just get "File Not Found". Still, I can play all the songs on my playlist, and indeed start certain programs. Restarting explorer process isn't doing anything.

The way the HDDs are responding partly would indicate to me that something is wrong with my user account.
Edited by Aeonus - 4/8/12 at 12:38pm
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Sounds like a virus to me smile.gif Proly a file duplicator + something else
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I ran Avast & Malwarebytes, both full scans, to no avail.

However, my two 320GB drives (Seagate 7200.10 of course) died last night. I wonder if they had something to do with the issues. Funny how Seagate still gave 5 year warranties back then, I have had to RMA those drives 4-5 times already during the last 4½ years. They are apparently swapping them for two 500GB drives with a humongous 12 month warranty.

I'll post again if the issue appears again, thanks for the reply.
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Originally Posted by Aeonus View Post

my two 320GB drives (Seagate 7200.10 of course) died last night.

You have 2 disks die at the same time? Thats really bad luck or a serious faulty power supply.
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The other Segagate had been acting up sometimes, and was also overheating despite being in front of an intake fan. Technically, it was dying, but not entirely dead yet biggrin.gif

I RMA'd both, got refunded, and invested in a Caviar Black 2TB. I do have a lot more space now, but less redundancy since I replaced two drives with one. Oh well, maybe having the same information on 3 drives is still safe enough.
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