Question about Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB Hard Drive

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Hard drive disappears on it's on

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  • Rocco A Colantonio Feb 14, 2012

    I don't understand your question.

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Feb 14, 2012

    you might have to reword/rephrase your problem

  • andrewchrw
    andrewchrw Feb 15, 2012

    what i mean is that my hard drive hangs every time i try to install window on it



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Maintainence check

test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions SATA/IDE

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause you problems computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd drives need to have current go through make sure these devices are working

might be getting hot

check the CPU make sure it has thermal paste and dust free secure seating

also check your computer ram modules and cmos battery make sure they are dust free and securely seated some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in

also clean your
computer all of the dust from your computer you could use a vacuum cleaner but whatever you use make absolutely sure there is no moisture gets to anything in your computer

hope this helps you

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