The Case of the Missing Drive
Weekend plans to be all artsy fartsy were nixed Friday evening when I realized one of my hard drives was no longer located on my computer. Unfortunately, this drive had all my software installed. So Photoshop was a no go until I get my drive back.
Upon reboot, Windows notified me that I needed to run CHKDSK on E:, so now it shows up. Ran the CHKDSK and got an unreadable error on 500K+ files. Then it just got hung up.
So I got stuck in these CHKDSK loops. It said I had 10 seconds to press any key and stop the scan from running. However my USB keyboard did not even light up until 3 seconds remained and no amount of key pounding would prevent the scan. Thus all I could do was get unreadable errors, restart and be forced to run CHKDSK everytime.
Finally booted into safemode and got in, E: drive still not showing up in the Disk Management. Checked my email and rebooted. Played around with the CMOS settings. Nothing unusual. Then pulled the CMOS battery and let it sit for a few hours.
Booted up and there was no change. Then I remembered my Mobo stores the CMOS settings in case of battery failure. So I don’t know why they even gave me the battery. I played around with the jumper settings on the board until the cmos finally reset.
Got into Windows this time. Transfered files off of E:, which finally showed up. Then this morning I started a http://www.xxclone.com/of the drive. Hopefully tonight I can change the drive letters and get everything working off of the new volume, currently residing at D:. Then, MAYBE, I can create some art instead of goofing around with my hardware.