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Hello all. I was just downloading some stuff, when utorrent said "device disconnected, and then the HDD where i keep the downloads reported a temperature of 0c. I restarted the computer, and now, i am unable to boot into windows (Windows is on a different HDD). Disabling other HDD from BIOS didn't work, i will try to disconnect them physically now. Is this an HDD problem, or my Southbridge is going bad?
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Yo drive be dead . RIP.
   
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post #3 of 8
So basically you have multiple hard drives?
And the BIOS is not recognizing or seeing the one that the OS is on?

If that is the case, I would check the connections to both the HDD and MB (as you are doing). If that doesn't work, try to use another SATA port.
post #4 of 8
Try to use a different SATA cable.
post #5 of 8
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I disconnected all the hard drives and re-connected the 2TB one (which is the first in row, and if not connected, no boot) and the 500GB which has windows in it. Booted fine. I will connect the other 500GB drive to see of it works, and get all my stuff (there are 430GBs of stuff in there....). It is the second time this happens within the month, last time i had to disconnect my 1TB drive, that's why i suspect the southbridge.
I have 2x500GB (Not in RAID, completely different from each other), one 1TB drive and one 2TB drive, the bios recognizes all of them.
Edit: Just connected the "suspicious" HDD, and i was prompted to windows HDD error scanner. It is running right now.
2nd Edit: I believe it was the SATA ports. Will connect last hard drive now..., Chekdisk lasted 1 minute, and got into windows.
I have serious reasons to believe that my southbridge is going bad...

3rd and last edit: Succesfully got into windows with all HDDs plugged in. I will scan for errors and defrag all of them. I should probably get 4 new sata cables as well...
Edited by tasospaok123 - 8/21/11 at 7:00am
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post #6 of 8
If it's only happening to one HDD I would suspicious of the problem being specific to that certain drive. You might want to try changing the data and power cable as Riou said and changing the SATA port if you have another one open or haven't.
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I changed to ports. It is not happening to the same HDD.
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post #8 of 8
Is it happening on the same SATA port do you think or is it random? If it's random, your probably right about the SB.
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