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Windows 7: Hard drive issues

25 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1

Yes, i did last night.

But if what your saying is true about the PCB, then that is just great. especially when its western digital. which are supposed to be good.

My pc did find the hard drive again last night, but then it lost it again.

Guess i need a new hard drive now then. this just gets better and better.

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25 Aug 2009   #12


It wouldn't be under warranty still, per chance?
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25 Aug 2009   #13

Win7 64bit Ultimate

I just had the same issue with a western digital a new one I have only had about 3 weeks. It randomly dropped out and I was unable to get the drive to pick back up even after removing it from this machine and plugging it in using a kit to go sata to usb with it which told me the drive had issues if i was unable to find it again using that method.

You might want to send the drive back if it is still under warranty because it sounds to me like it is starting to get ify. You shouldn't trust drives that act funny. Try to get the drive active long enough to back up the data then replace it before you lose what is on it.

By the way unless you bought it at walmart or it was a refurbished unit western digital warranty lasts 3 to 5 years. They warranty the lesser models at 3 years and drives like raptors and other high end drives for 5.
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06 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1

This turned out to be the controller, bought new HDDs now. so no worries
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