Hard Disk Drive Not Found 993
I wondered about that. I had run across some posts that led me to think there must be more to hibernation than that, but I'm willing to take your word for it.
When the Dell tech shows up -- a different tech -- to replace the motherboard, we will see about the possibility of a faulty connection. If the drive can't be recognized by either of two motherboards, it's got to be the drive and-or the drive's connector.
Hard Disk Drive Not Found 994
That is a really interesting idea. I wonder if I can make it work. Partly to protect against future problems of this sort...
It being a brand-new drive that had just pbutted Hitachi's thorough disk diags and Norton Disk Doctor, I have to think the tech screwed up the drive while replacing the motherboard, though I don't see how. It did function intermittently thereafter, and even pbutted a thorough Hitachi diag thereafter. Very confusing. Hitachi is ready to replace it, anyway. The sticking point is the data recovery. That, I guess, is where the advice about the state Consumer Debt protection office will become particularly useful.
Thanks again, all of you.