I sat down at my desk and saw that my screen was frozen with an error message that said it was collecting information about an error. It was stuck at 0% and, in small print, mentioned “KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR”
Cycled the power and it booted into Safe Mode. (Dell XPS8700)
Then booted into Dell Diagnistic program: hard disk not found. Booted to WD Lifeguard disk: no hard drive!! Bootedback to Safe Mode.
(Dell tech suggested changing from Selective Startup to Standard Startup. Did thatand was able to boot Windows normally. However, when I checked msconfig again, Selective Startup was chosen!!)
Why does my HD seem to disappear? Subsequent Dell and WD diagnostics cannot find any errors.
This is a 1TB Blue drive. The computer is less than 6 months old.