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by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) September 21, 2007 11:40 AM PDT

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My second hard drive is doing the peek-a-boo thing

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 9/21/07 11:40 AM

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Hello, I am not what you would call a computer geek by any means, but I'm also not afraid of the computer and love to learn about its inner workings. I installed a second hard drive to my new computer (second drive from my old computer, 5 years old). I made it the slave drive and reformatted it. I just wanted to use it for backing up. My problem is...sometimes when I turn the computer on I can see it as the "E" drive and I can access it. Other times I turn the computer on and it ISN'T visible to me so I can't access it. However when I use a program like Winaudit or Fresh Diagnose it shows up in there. I also have an external drive and it always appears visible. What could be going on, I need to see the drive. My computer is an E-machines T6216 with XP Home. Thank you!

--Submitted by Wendy B.

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