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I have two hard drives, a C: drive and a D: drive. The C drive is a Maxtor 2F040J0 (I think) and the D drive is a Maxtor 6E040L0, however, they may be the other way around.

I recently bought a new motherboard and processor and installed them and connected all the IDE cables and so forth, but when I started my PC I noticed I wasn't starting X-Fire as I usually do when my system starts up. I found the short cut and double clicked it but it couldn't find it. I opened My Computer and double clicked the D: drive short cut to get the error:

"D:\ is not accessible.

This request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."

I don't like the sound of that..

Now, my computer knows it's there, it can tell me what make it is and the capacity of it, but it can't access it. I don't have a clue why. It's plugged in if it's detecting it, right?

Please don't tell me my hard drive has crashed and I need to format as I may just rip my hair out. :)

I appreciate the help guys!

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Did you put these drives in the same cable?

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Put the drive in other channel. Check what will happen.

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The drives are separate IDE cables plugged into seperate IDE channel.

I switched the IDE cables, I put the blue IDE cable in the black channel and the black IDE in the blue channel. It boots up normally but I am still unable to access my D: drive, but I can still access my C: drive.

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Change your configuration:

Do you have cdrom?

Don't disturb your c:\drive.

Try to attach your drive as slave with cdrom drive.

If you have usb controller, try to test your drive on it.

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Ahh, fixed it. I ran a chkdsk D: and it told me to run chkdsk with /f (fix) which believe it or not fixed it.

I knew I should have faith in Windows. :). Thanks again for your help guys!

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Okay, At least your hard drive is still alive. Thanks for posting your solution.

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Well it's mostly alive, I can still play files off it but games appear to be on the fritz a bit.. time for a reinstall. Thanks again guys!

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