09-05-2010 03:05 AM
The drive will not show up in My Computer or on Disc Management screen however the drive does show up in BIOS and in device manager. It has worked fine as a storage drive and the issue has only occured since the connection of an addittional drive but I don't think this is the issue as I have connected it to another PC with the same results
Drive in question is a Maxtor Diamondmax 250GB STM3250820AS which I have had for about 3 years now.
09-05-2010 04:41 PM
09-06-2010 06:49 AM
I have ran sector inspector and have uploaded file here
I am currently trying to run a partition recovery tool to see if it can find anything if not I think it may be hardware but hopefully the test above will shed some light on it.
09-06-2010 03:20 PM
09-07-2010 03:04 AM
Issue resolved. I ran Partition Table Doctor and it was able to find and the partition and repair the table, so I now have everything back
The machine I had the drive conencted to and ran the tool on was one I got from a friend who does use a Mac and I believe the main drive in it was used in her Mac at some point so maybe it was picking that up from the main drive. Although it is strange as I have fully formatted the drive and installed XP since.
Thanks for your help