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.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Mellon Labs OS Win 7 Pro x64/Win Server 2008 R2 CPU Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 3400 Motherboard ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Memory 8 GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3-12800 @ 1600 7-7-7-20 Graphics Card 2 x Sapphire Radeon 1GB 4670 - Crossfire Sound Card VIA HD Audio on MB. Sounds great. Monitor(s) Displays Acer 23" HDMI Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Keyboard Logitech G15 Mouse MS Comfort 3000 optical PSU OCZ Stealthstream 600 Case Antec 200 Cooling Coolermaster V8 w/AS 5, too many fans. Hard Drives 1 x WD Silicon Edge 64GB SSD
1 x WD 160GB SATA
1 x WD 500GB SATA Internet Speed Fast enough, kinda, but I'm in Canada. Waaay overpriced. :( Other Info A Mellon Labs X-1 - LCD Smartie driven system status display.
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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.
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.