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Windows 7: sata2 hard drive boot issues

07 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
sata2 hard drive boot issues


Sometimes when i boot up my windows 7 home premium 64 bit computer it gets to the boot page before windows even loads. it doesnt register that the hard drive is there at all but it registers my other sata device (my disk drive) however when i turn the computer on and off a few times it does eventually boot fine and the sometimes it will boot fine several times in a row before the problem repeats itself.

can anyone help me this is driving me mad and its ruining the which i spent a lot of time and money building.


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07 Sep 2010   #2

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot

Hi and welcome.

Please fill out your system specs so that we have a better idea of what kind of hardware you have. It's easier to help that way. Thanks.
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07 Sep 2010   #3

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

Loose connection on that drive, faulty mobo connection, faulty cable, drive failing, psu not up to task... could be any of those. Try swapping the cables from the other drive that is always recognized to see if it's a problem with the hdd or not.
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08 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit


Thanks for replying so fast.

I have swapped the cables connecting the drive to the motherboard and it hasnt made a difference. The psu is defiantly up to the task i built this computer myself and i bought a psu that was powerful enough. i have found that if i switch the computer of at the back after shutting it down and then it seems to be better. Does anyone think that that could be a solution in any way.

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