Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
Hard drives demand a steady constant power flow, or their controller cards can get fried or there can be mechanical damage from power spikes. Heat is another killer of hard drives, they need air flow and open space around them to "bleed" off heat. I would probably upgrade my power supply to a more modern one with separate power rails and make sure the drive is secured in the middle area of its mounting cage and maybe install an auxiliary fan just for moving air over the drive.
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Apr 27, 2015 | Computers & Internet
one bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps don
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