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post #1 of 9
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hey guys , again iv got a strange problem....

pc is stable , but then will lockup , reason being , a hard drive will "dissapear"...

eg :


PC runs perfect for a week , will be doing anything...or nothing...and it will just freeze solid....

will reboot , and it will just go to the XFX flash screen.....

if I try enter the bios , it takes upto 5 minutes to get into the bios....(cant get into windows atall)...

in the bios out of my 4 hard drives , the one will be "missing" (isent displayed)...

ill re-check my cables...push them in / pull them out / push em in etc....

then pc will boot fine......


would it be :


faulty cable wire
faulty PSU connector
Faulty HD
overclocking instability?


thanks for any help

porky-
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post #2 of 9
reset cmos
or load optizmed defaults
the problem was not clear enough ....
i am sorry for that
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post #3 of 9
This sounds like a Vista problem that I've been fighting also. Mine involves graphics drivers that I finally got licked(I hope).
Go to the control panel, and click on system and Maintenance. Then click on view problem history. That should at least point you in the right direction.
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post #4 of 9
If its taking 5 minutes to get into the BIOs I'd put money on your hard drive being bad.
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolerMasterD View Post
If its taking 5 minutes to get into the BIOs I'd put money on your hard drive being bad.
i second that

disconect all hd and boot to bios to see if you get in quicker
post #6 of 9
Clear the CMOS and put the Computer on stock...
also try to grab an extra HDD you might have to test if a format will do it...
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post #7 of 9
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i know which HD it is...if I disconect it , it goes into bios straight away....


i reconect it , and it works fine...atleast for now.....its only 2 years old......and all its doing is "dissapearing"
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post #8 of 9
goto the hd manufactor and run their diagnostic tool on the hd
post #9 of 9
I have a similar problem in XP, although it doesn't cause a lockup - it just isn't present from bootup. I know mine is due to the worst IDE cable in the world, I'm sure it's got a manufacturing fault, but all 3 plugs on it behave the same way! The cable doesn't go in the sockets firmly, it just rests there. Once it really annoys me, I'm getting a SATA CD drive and ditching the piece of junk cable
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