Thought I might post here and avoid any possible opinionated nonsense from the Atomic forums
Any guidance is appreciated.
I'm not really sure what happened. As per usual I made sure my computer was turned off at the wall before going to work. I came back this afternoon and suddenly one of my Seagate drives would not detect at all, and the other one (now that I'm in windows again and can load Disk Management) shows up as unreadable. The one I'm working from is my Western Digital - the one that I would have thought was more likely to fail since it runs twice as hot as the Seagates.
Now I assume the failure has nothing to do with brand, even though both Seagates are currently out. The only thing I can imagine could have caused this is from my computer possibly being in suspend S3 mode (suspend to RAM), having some sort of horrid link to the HDD in terms of power supply and corrupted something.
Other than that, I'm at a complete loss as to how I turn my computer on and it's suddenly decided it doesn't want to recognise my 500GB at all, recognise my 1TB but not allow me to access it, and corrupt/lose my NTLDR file as I got a "missing" message, hence me having to reinstall XP again.
SO, what I'm trying now are things like BIOS updates, trying to get my computer to a point where I can install a damn program again, such as the SeaTools, and also running a CHKDSK /F on my WD - even though that does nothing for the drives my MB won't even detect/give access to.