Question about Samsung SpinPoint T HD501LJ 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
I have recently bought gigabyte GA EP43-S3l motherboard, intel core 2 duo E8400 CPU and 2 x 2GB DDR2 SDRAM. I put it all together with my 600W PSU, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics, Philips DVD burner, Hitachi 80GB IDE HDD and Samsung Spinpoing 500GB 16MB cache SATA II HDD as primary drive with Windows XP on it. Everything was working ok for over a week (no problems at all) until I changed my PC case (the old one had faulty power button and looked very old so I changed it. I haven't changed anything in bios or Windows at all. I plugged all the cables as it was before and the bios can't detect my Samsung SATA drive. Only says "Detecting IDE devices..." and that's it. When I unplug it, bios finds my Hitachi IDE drive and prompts no system found, etc. (because there's no system on the Hitachi drive-fair enough). When I just plug the SATA drive on its own, bios still can't detect it. I have tried other sata and power cables for that drive but still no live. I can't even feel it spinning. Is it dead? I had it only for about 10 months, veber removed it before, installed it on my own, everything was smooth till now. The other drive, Hitachi IDE one I had for about 4 years, removed it always took it with me to mates and it always works fine. What happened to my SATA drive then?
Can someone please help?
Tried a differant SATA power inout into it? Is it making a clicking sound?
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
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Posted on Jul 29, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions, SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not 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 ?
make sure the CPU central processing unit has thermal grease and a dust free secure seating
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly
could be a memory dump you might have to many programs running at one time putting to much stress on the CPU not having enough ram will do this
might be getting to hot make sure the CPU has a dust free secure seating and has THERMAL paste
if you right click in the bottom toolbar select task manager applications you will see whats running also processes you will see whats ticking over if you see something running that should not be select end now you might even uninstall that program and some unnecessary programs
check your computer ram and cmos battery to make sure they are securely seated and the battery has plenty of charge
some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope it helps
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