HD vanished

One of my Hard Drive’s has just disappeared and I don’t know how to get it back?
Any ideas…

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/952/xorgerror.th.jpg

Did you unmount it?

Don’t think I did.
it’s not showing up either?

what makes you think an HDD is not mounting … “nv” (and xorg for that matter) is to do with the graphics driver … and /dev/fb0 is a frame buffer, again graphics related.

Have the graphics drivers just been updated ?

It’s not listed anymore.
and when I open Win-MyDocs it shows whats on Win-Storage and when I (through network) open Win-Storage, it’s empty.

OK, those messages are unrelated …

I’m going to guess the drive assignment(s) changed … you should change to identifying/mounting the drives by UUID rather than device assignment.

Send the contents of fstab:

gedit /etc/fstab

and the output from:

sudo blkid

and

sudo fdisk -l

[EDIT]

What do you mean by

when I (through network) open Win-Storage

You should be accessing it from /media/Win-Storage

gedit /etc/fstab shows;

[spoiler]# /etc/fstab: static file system information.

Use ‘blkid’ to print the universally unique identifier for a

device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices

that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).

proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0

/ was on /dev/sda1 during installation

UUID=959cb526-06f8-4d5d-bec2-a6b42f438b07 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1

swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation

UUID=e56dad6b-358f-4948-b51f-4abce81f50b1 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /media/Win-Storage ntfs-3g defaults,user,locale=en_GB.utf8 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /media/Win-MyDocs ntfs-3g defaults,user,locale=en_GB.utf8 0 0
/dev/sdd1 /media/Win-Video ntfs-3g defaults,user,locale=en_GB.utf8 0 0
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sudo blkid shows;

/dev/sda1: UUID=“959cb526-06f8-4d5d-bec2-a6b42f438b07” TYPE=“ext4”
/dev/sda5: UUID=“e56dad6b-358f-4948-b51f-4abce81f50b1” TYPE=“swap”
/dev/sdb1: LABEL=“Storage” UUID=“01CB4AA7A24CB100” TYPE=“ntfs”
/dev/sdc1: LABEL=“Video” UUID=“E6A88BB6A88B83B1” TYPE=“ntfs”

sudo fdisk -l shows;

[spoiler]Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000b1c6d

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 971007999 485502976 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 971010046 976771071 2880513 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 971010048 976771071 2880512 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0a42c484

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 63 488392064 244196001 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1938021 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc18d2306

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 63 1953522143 976761040+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
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Heres a picture of what I mean, I get to them via ‘network’. I cant see the My-Docs but it’s contents are visible if I go in the Videos folder and when I look in the Video folder via the network, its empty

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1011/networddrives.th.jpg

First /dev/sdd seems to have disappeared … is it connected ? … is it displayed in the BIOS ?

Secolndly … you shouldn’t be accessing then via a network share, as they are local drives … access them by clicking File System (left hand panel of your pic) and then navigating to /media/Win-

I’ll have a look in the BIOS in a sec.
I can’t access it via the normal method so I thought I’d see if it was still ‘there’ via another method.
Also, if you look at the left of the file window, you’ll see that one of my drive’s is missing.

Like I said … the drive doesn’t seem to be present at all … check it is being recognised in the BIOS

Sorted.
Checked the BIOS and there WAS one drive not visible.
I unplugged them all and then re-plugged them all back in.
They are all seen now.
I have NO idea what happened!!!

Weird … duff cable/connector maybe ?

I honestly have NO idea. It’s not a moving part so that rules wear n tear out!!!
Bloody gremlins ::slight_smile:

Loose connector maybe … the drives DO vibrate :slight_smile: