So last night I “lost” one of my hard drives which I assume had been partitioned into 2 drives (a few years old). I was playing a game and suddenly I had a “application not responding” type error message which could not be terminated so I hard rebooted. Upon reboot the ‘d’ & ‘e’ drives were no longer there. I could not detect them in the BIOS either or on various suggested fixes I found online.
Luckily my OS is on a different drive. The laptop is 4.5 years old so I thought maybe there was a fault in the drive and was debating replacing it. I did try to remove it and check the connections but I don’t have the correct screwdriver on hand. I would have done that before replacing it.
Anyway I’ve been dicking around trying to reinstall OneDrive which was on ‘d’ and was no longer accessible. It didn’t seem to matter what I tried (reinstalling) it still kept coming up with a “location not available” error.
While I was researching this, I suddenly lost explorer altogether (black screen) and rebooted again. And suddenly ‘d’ and ‘e’ are back and accessible.
Should I be worried about this? I should add that I have had NO instability at all prior to this, funny noises etc. Could it be just an accessibility issue or is it a symptom of coming problems?
On a related note I now have 2 Steam applications installed; can I merge the games into one application somehow?