[SOLVED] Disk Drive no longer appearing on system ?

Yeldur

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Hi all,

I'm mostly looking to validate and see whether my disk is dead as a dodo..

I was playing a video game for a couple of hours and after closing out I noticed that one of my Disk Drives was missing! Thankfully, it's not my more important disk drives which house my video games and/or important documentation, however it does have a fair bit of stuff that I'd prefer not be gone... That bein said, I knew the drive was going to fail EVENTUALLY and it's been in the system for quite a while.

I've had a browse through event logs and have managed to find a bunch of logs from 10pm reporting the following:

An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: D:, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume2.
(A device which does not exist was specified.)
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: D:, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume2.
(A device which does not exist was specified.)
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: D:, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume2.
(A device which does not exist was specified.)

It continues on like that for a little while until finally we see:

Disk 1 has been surprise removed.

Event ID's:

An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation. = Event ID 51

The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: D:, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume2.
(A device which does not exist was specified.)
= Event ID 140

{Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D:\$Mft::$BITMAP. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. = Event ID 50

Disk 1 has been surprise removed. = Event ID 157



So far I have checked and confirmed:

  • The disk no longer appears in Device Manager
  • I cannot see the disk in the BIOS
  • I cannot run a CHKDSK to the disk
Which has lead me to the conclusion that the disk is most likely dead. For now, I have disconnected the cables from it to prevent it from being powered and plan to remove it to see if I can recover data, however I wanted to confirm and see whether others agree with my conclusion that the disk has died.

One thing I didn't see anywhere in event logs are:

Bad block events

I remember a disk failing previously and that being one of the things appearing frequently within the event logs, I had a look and could not find any bad block event ID's within the logs.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

Yeldur

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Sometimes you can connect Via USB and retrieve data that hasen't been corrupted. Worth a try as cheap as $11 for the hardware.
Good luck!!!
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=drive+external+enclosure
Yep, I've still not taken it out of the rig yet to have a look. I suppose I'm just putting off the inevitable hahaha, going to have to take it out and look at some stage.

Fingers crossed it's maybe just a dodgy connection or something. Though, something tells me my luck isn't that good!

Thanks :p
 

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