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Secondary hard drive dissappeared from "My Computer". Need help.

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I installed a second hd in my laptop a few days ago. Windows assigned it a letter and I put some files I wanted to backup on it. Today I turned on the computer and the second hd is not under my computer. When I go to manage by right clicking on my computer the second hd is there but there isn't a letter assigned to it, and I cannot do anything to the hd by right clicking on it. Is there anyway to fix this? I tried google and it said to right click on the drive and assign a letter to it but all of the options are greyed out except help.
post #2 of 3
Run a chkdsk on the drive first of all.

After seeing if anything is wrong with it and it's still giving you trouble, I would say reformat if it's not a big deal since you said it was only backups.

Try reseating cables to the drive ? I'm not sure. Weird error.
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Formatting worked perfectly. Fixed the problem.
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