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SATA HDD lost contact

I Have MCP6P-M2 Mobo with AMDX2 3600+ Maxtor 80GB HDD, sometimes HDD lost contact, HDD led ON, and system hang. when restart, hdd can't detect but when take-off the sata cables and put them back again windows boots-up again normally. Any suggestions?

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  • juan_carloz Jan 12, 2009

    Hi,
    Have you had a solution about this issue?

    I have the same problem, I have tried with a new HD and it didnt work!!

    JC

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    ****...same problem. Running Vista Business edition. The computer freaks out/freezes/takes forever to shut down. When it comes back up registry errors are reported, or the hdd just won't boot. Went through two SATA drives with the same effect. The HDDs work fine on other computers.

  • wightlight May 09, 2009

    I have the same problem with this board. Seemingly at random, Windows Vista will freeze, freak out, or take forever to shut down. Upon restart the HDD won't boot or Vista reports registry errors. Restart enough times and everything works fine again...for a while. Went through two SATA HDDs(One Maxtor, One Samsung) thinking they were actually bad - but they work fine in other computers. The first time it was XP - same problem.


  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    You're effectively, rebooting, your hard drive when you disconnect the cables and reset. I don't think its a hardware problem because it boots up when reset the cables. Before you spend any money on the controller or new cables, just try Disk Cleanup and Defrag. Too many files and gaps on your HDD could cause hangs...not a solution just a suggestion. If that doesn't help any then you may need to buy new SATA cables and see if that works.

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The Biostar MCP6P-M2 Motherboard has been reported to be delivered with defective SATA cables. Multiple cases of hard disk drive boot and read/write problems have been reported as solved by replacement of the included SATA drive cables with almost any other manufacturers' cables.

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  • adriandesdeu May 26, 2011

    Anyone solved this issue by changing sata cables? I did install a new HDD with a brand new SATA cable, and nothing.... the BIOS finds the HDD; but I cannot access it at all in Windows XP Professional. I did boot, and reboot, and changed drivers, uninstall, and reinstall, etc etc. Still no result.
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Wtf? I think it may just be the **** Biostar SATA cable. Try replacing with another cable. Never would have crossed my mind. How the hell do you screw up a ******* cable, Biostar?

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Get all your info that you need off the hdd before it completely quits, as it is starting to fail and eventually will completely quit

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what problem, it is not shinny any more? LOL?
do say. please.
I am clueless, so far due to?
what system? PC, MAC,DVR,ext, TV, moon rocket.(LOL)
what OS?
using it as an internal drive, 2nd drive, or external.?
boot drive?


Seagate bought out MAXTOR.
that number must be a bar code, its not the product number
eg:
so tell me what it is.
as time passes, maxtor, fades to dark at SeaGate.
but this deep search nets, this, (hidden well)
http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/search/?keyword=maxtor

ive been using MAXTOR since day 1.

decodes for Maxtor :

Maxtor
xayb0

xa = drive family
- 6Y = DiamondMax(DM) Plus 9
- 6B = DM10
- 6L = DM10 RoHS compliant version
- 6H = DM11
- 7B = MaxLine(ML)III
- 7L = MLIII RoHS compliant
- 7H = ML Pro
- 4R = DM16
- 2F = Fireball 3
- 6E = DM Plus 8
- 5A = ML II
- 7Y = ML Plus II
y = the capacity of the disk, in gigabytes. Drives less than 100GB will have a leading zero (80GB is denoted as 080, etc)
b = buffer size and interface
- J = 2MB PATA with ball-bearing motor
- L = 2MB PATA with fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motor
- P = 8MB PATA
- R = 16MB PATA
- M = 8MB SATA
- S = 16MB SATA
- F = 16MB SATA 3gbps
All Maxtor SKUs have a zero at the end. It may have a value, but I'm not aware of one.

Example: A Maxtor drive with a model number of 6Y200P0 is a 200GB 7200RPM PATA drive with an 8MB buffer from the DiamondMax Plus 9 family.

now my generic answer: for all HDD. A+ training....(instructor)
1: i make sure it has +5v and 12vdc power, if not all is hopeless.
2: IF PATA/SATA , i listen to the drive case with my ear.
whirrrrrrrrrrrrrr, no whirrrrrrr ,? its DOA.
if it spins its good. if not its 100% DEAD, (RIP)
3: do the gyro test, (if it fights you, as you change it's direction, then it is spinning) Drive in HAND. (whole deal)
4: does BIOS see it? (MOBO BIOS) hot key hit. RTM on MOBO.
yes, good.
no , DEAD. try another power cord to drive or data cable.
try different data ports. on MOBO.
5: try it on 1 PC, with step 4 and 5
6: if BIOS sees it ,so should WINDOWS. (may)
in the device manager.
and in disk manager. (off computer management CPL)
both. set the drive latter in the latter or it will be hidden.

keep in mind BIOS never tests a drive. it only asks it for
its NAME (PNP) PNP just identiifes the maker and type drive. and its spec. and 1 more tests. it shows the drive is NOT BUSY.
these facts ,help all techs, make good trouble shooting.

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