Question about ASUS P5PE-VM Motherboard
You helped me greatly last Nov diagnosing a hard drive that got corrupted by a power outage.. Now it seems the new hdd is defective. It sounds like it is spinning, but makes a crackling sound for a couple seconds, and just continues spinning. In the setup menu there is no hdd recognized, and the computer won't boot up. I subbed the old hdd that I reformatted and it works fine.
I tried the freezer fix and repositioning the drive but no difference. Seems toasted to me but do you have any suggestions?
It seems like you have a faulty HDD which will not initialise properly as a result of internal defect. Have you tried shaking the drive, which sometimes settles the HDD. Try nudging it against your hand.
If this does not solve the problem you will require a new drive as repair may make it uneconomical.
Let us know if this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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could be a bad lead or connection
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 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
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
hope it helps
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