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08 Aug 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
just unplug the cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard , you can leave the power cord connected to the hard drive
i'd prefer to have the cord removed, just to see if that is the problem. I've actually fixed two computers IRL, and helped someone fix there computer on here that turned out to be that the power cable wasn't connected properly. The easiest way to fix such a problem is to unplug it and plug it back in.


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08 Aug 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

If you are able to still boot into Win7, then please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Try also repairing the HD you suspect is failing by running chkdsk from Win7 DVD or Repair CD command line, type chkdsk /r while only failing HD is plugged: Check a drive for errors

Then run the full maker's diag/repair CD scan you can burn after downloading from here: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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08 Aug 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Greg, he already said the Hard drive does not appear in disk management at all, so where are you going with this?
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08 Aug 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Need to see if his Win7 is marked System Active boot, as if not it needs to be marked active then Startup repair run 3 times from DVD/Repair CD to write the System MBR to Win7.

HD's can be repaired and go on to live a full life using maker's Diag/Repair disk in tandem with chkdsk. Worth a try.
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09 Aug 2010   #15
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

ok i just unplugged it and it seemed to work

but before i unplugged it my dad used my pc and he said something about the bios prompted that CMOS Setup bad press F1 to run setup then i encountered it too i run it then did nothing just checked the first boot device to my primary hdd then exited it seemed to work
also while checking this i saw my slave hard disk that was not working or detected by windows but it appears in the bios setup

i unplugged it then everything went fine
just like to know any tips to fix for any future encounters like this
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09 Aug 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Please post back the screenshot of your full Disk management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, and we can tell you if there is anything obviously incorrect.

How is overall performance?
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09 Aug 2010   #17
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

here it is when i put the power out of the hard disk the performance went ok i mean not like the previous having certain errors


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09 Aug 2010   #18
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

So with the second hard drive removed you have no problems? This is what I suspected would happen. Now make sure the other cable is properly coneected to the hard drive and reattach the power cable, and see if the problem occurs again. If it does, and the hard drive still can't be seen in disk manager then I'm afraid the drive may be done for. Just to be safe, we will try a couple other options to be sure.
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09 Aug 2010   #19
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

ok i attached the power again to the hdd the problem returned (poor boot performance or it hangs ) the hdd is detected in bios setup i mean the devices that are plugged to the motherboard the hdd is detected except on windows
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09 Aug 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Then I would try what Greg recommended here:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try..repairing the HD you suspect is failing by running chkdsk from Win7 DVD or Repair CD command line, type chkdsk /r while only failing HD is plugged [in]: Check a drive for errors
If that fail for what ever reason, then I would consider the drive a goner, unless someone else pops in with a bright idea.
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