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HDD fail, 100 steam games lost :(

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Seems my NEW(est) 1TB HDD has failed, doesn't show up in bios, bad bad sign I had ALL my music and most of my movies + lots of other stuff(and a few backups too) and most important, my STEAM account with around 80 of my 100 games downloaded. I feel like I've been shot lol

Thing is, I really only bought the HDD for STEAM and only moved the STEAM folder over not even 2 weeks ago
    
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post #2 of 36
You play all 100 games on daily basis? 0.o

on side note, maybe bad cable connection?
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post #3 of 36
Bummer. Looks like you are going to have a ton of downloadeing to do to get all thoes games back.
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post #4 of 36
You can just re-download the Steam games....

Find a friend with a fast connection and leave the PC there for a few days... Just make sure to lock the case and put a password on OS.
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post #5 of 36
OUCH!

That sucks really bad!

Have you unplugged and plugged the HDD? Reset cmos? Another PC perhaps?


If nothing help, RMA it.

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post #6 of 36
Sucks...

Steam games can be downloaded again fairly easily but replacing a large music collection can be a huge headache.
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post #7 of 36
Maybe just the cable went bad? I had a similar problem happen with one of my old HDD’s. The cable was low quality and started to spread apart and was no longer making contact. Try replacing the cable.

It’s worth a shot.
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post #8 of 36
Same thing happened to my laptop twice! Patriot M28 256GB SSD FTL.... or my laptop. I had roughly 60 out of 90 games installed too FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!
post #9 of 36
Try the cable. Does it make a clicking sound?

If that fails, pick up a new drive and stick the failed drive in a couple zip lock bags and in the freezer for an hour or 2. Remove, then try using the HDD. If it does work, transfer everything off the failed HDD to the new one asap!
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