Disappearing Disk 0

#1
Hello I've run into a problem, my Disk0 is disappearing in windows 7 after I wake my computer from sleep mode. At first I thought the problem was caused by lilo (a linux bootloader for those that don't know). I disabled lilo by running bootsect for my Winodws 7 install disk. It turns out lilo was the cause of another problem I was having but not the cause of my Disappearing Disk 0. So I took a look at the event viewer and found this error in the system logs:

Error 11/16/2009 4:08:10 PM Service Control Manager 7026 None
Code:
Log Name:      System
Source:        Service Control Manager
Date:          11/16/2009 3:44:13 PM
Event ID:      7026
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      B17CH
Description:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: 
sptd
Naturally, I reinstalled sptd and this appeared to fix the problem, however it only fixed the problem for a couple of minutes, then my disk 0 disappeared again.

This is how my Disk Manager Looks before sleep mode (ignore the green comment I solved that problem):


And this is what it looks like after I wake my computer from sleep mode:


I looked in the event viewer and found these errors in the system log.

Error 11/11/2009 11:41:09 AM Disk 15 None
Code:
Log Name:      System
Source:        Disk
Date:          11/18/2009 11:29:18 AM
Event ID:      15
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      B17CH
Description:
The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, is not ready for access yet.
Error 11/11/2009 11:41:09 AM atapi 11 None
Code:
Log Name:      System
Source:        atapi
Date:          11/18/2009 11:29:18 AM
Event ID:      11
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      B17CH
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2.
Microsoft has some support for these errors but they are only applicable up to 2003 Server, I tried to apply them to Windows 7 but it appears that that is impossible to do. Does anyone know how I can resolve this problem
 


KKCC

New Member
#2
What size and type drive is DR0?
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
Sorry I did not notice this post was from November 09-----------------------

There are only 4 primary partitions or 3 primary and one extended partitions allowed per drive.........

You are showing 6 (4 primary and 2 logical)..... Maybe getting of 2 of the primaries will help..
 


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