PC is 4 months old. New custom-build.
Primary SATA. Secondary (old) IDE/PATA.
This week, I did move my PC from home in Chicago to here in Maryland. Very carefully. No jostling. Packed in original box with foam padding. I was extra-careful.
Upon boot today, everything was fine, but I noticed the disc light never flickered on/off after the desktop came up as it usually does. The disc light was HARD green the whole time the PC was up. And there's this "scratching" RHYTHMIC sound from one of the 2 drives. Sounds like the old days when a floppy disc was read (that scruff....scruff...scruff... sound).
I open up task manager -> resource monitor and the disc I/O section is dead blank. NOTHING showing at all. I close task manager, play with some windows and come back to RM and now it DOES show the disc I/O activity and all looks normal. But I still get that scruff...pause...scruff...pause. The rhythm is about once per second.
I also noticed that my IDE drive is NOT seen.
So, I restart/reboot and try to get into BIOS and it NEVER gets past the bios screen that shows you which drives have been detected. It just hangs. So, I shut down again, unplug and remove my IDE ribbon cable from the MB. It now boots but very strange.
NOTHING in event viewer (appl, system, security).
I will try physically unplugging the POWER from the IDE drive prior to next boot. Maybe it's trying to spin up and dying??