Two weeks ago, I started receiving notification on my Dell Dimension 8400 that my real time clock battery was starting to fail. During that time, I would frequently boot my computer to find my WD Caviar Blue internal drive was not being recognized, along with my external Toshiba USB drive.
If I reboot the computer a few times, the drive would become visible.
Yesterday, I changed the RT clock battery. Now I can see my external Toshiba drive, but cannot see my WD Internal drive. The BIOS finds it just fine, but Windows XP does not recognize it at all. I go to Disk Management in XP and it is not detected. I tried the Data Lifeguard utility and it doesn’t find it either.
Does any one have any suggestions? Is my HD toast?