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HARD DRIVE TROUBLE!!!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by gohan1988, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. gohan1988

    gohan1988 Member

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    ok ok ive looked online everywhere and now im left with you guys as a last resort...here we go..

    Ok, well i installed a new hard drive in my system it read for a while but then it just stopped reading, it shows up in the bios, and in the device manager and computer managment except in the computer managment it says its unallocated space, every time i install it snd out something on it, this happens to multiple hard drives, on the rare occasion it reads right again everything is still on the hard drive
    HELP!!!
     
  2. BigDK

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    What sort of hard drive (internal,external, IDE, SATA)what make is it, if external what interface USB/Firewire?
    What operating system do you use?
    What motherboard etc...? have you tried the drives on another system?
    What hardware config is the drive? master/slave, where on cable is is positioned?
    These answers may help to answer your question, otherwise we are p*ssing in the wind!
     
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    its an ide hd, windows xp pro sp2, asus p4c800 deluxe 2.8 ghz p4,

    its been configured for slave ive tried cs(its on the slave part of the ribbon) ive tried on other computers they work on those, but other hard drives have worked in this ones place.
     
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    Hmmm..... You may be experiencing a controller failure, or even just a bad cable. Have you checked the SMART status of the drive? Is it healthy? If so, try a new cable.

    ~Rich
     
  5. BigDK

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    If correct the facts are:

    The IDE hard drive you are using can be used in any other machine that it was tested on, and works perfectly showing no errors.

    If you use another known good HDD in the machine that this one fails on, with the same cable, on the same controller, and with the same slave/cs jumper setting, they also work perfectly.

    Yet when you use this drive, this it shows in BIOS and also my pc, but intermittently disappears from my pc and fails to write/read.

    It does sound like stated before, more likely to be a controller issue on the PC.

    What BIOS is the PC using, what version of chipset drivers are loaded for the controller that the drive is attached to?

    Also what make and model of HDD is it?



     

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