|30 Nov 2013||#1|
SSD & HDD Both Failed?
Looking for some advice. Apologies if this is in the wrong place.
I built a completely new rig for myself around 16 months ago and the only real problem I have had (up until now) was an assumed power surge that fried the onboard sound on the MoBo necessitating me addiding a sound card.
Case - Corsair Carbide 500R
MoBo - Asus Maximus V GENE Z77
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K
Memory - 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3
GPU - EVGA GTX 670 2GB
PSU - Corsair TX750
Cooling - Arctic I30
SSD - Crucial M4 128GB (Running OS)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Sound Card - Asus Xonar DGX 5.1
Optical Drive - Pioneer DVDRW
OS - Windows 7 Premium
A week ago I decided to undertake some much needed cable management (something I had neglected since I first built the rig). I took all the necessary precautions (that i am aware of) - unplugged all peripherals, turned off and unplugged power supply, worked with an anti staic wrist strap (I must admit that I did forget on occasion that I had unclipped the wire).
I unplgugged everything from the MoBo other than the CPU and Cooler, gave everything a quick blast with an air duster, organized and routed the cables properly and then plugged everything back in.
Everything seemed to be working fine, the computer booted as it should.
Then, a couple of days ago, I went to open a program I have saved to the HDD but instead of popping open I got a message saying that the drive where this program is saved wasn't attached. I went to 'My Computer' and sure enough the only drive showing was the SSD.
I figured there must be a loose connection somewhere, so I booted down and proceeded to open up the case and make sure everything was secure and where it should be. After I decided all was as okay I booted back up but this time...nothing. The motherboard BIOS screen flashed past as normal but that was followed by a black screen telling me to plug in a drive and then hit enter. So at this point it seems the MoBo is not recognising the HDD or the SSD.
What I Have Tried:
To begin with I started uplugging the sata and power cables and then refitting them, all just to double check that I hadn't left anything loose. No fix.
I went into the Boot menu in BIOS and all that was showing was the optical drive. The SATA config menu in BIOS showed no devices present.
I then got online with my old computer and started to google my problems but found no threads dealing with the specific issues I am experiencing.
I then did some cross testing.
I took the HDD from my old PC and attached it to my new PC using the New Sata cables and I got my new PC to sucesfully boot albeit Windows Vista wanted to go through a startup repair.
I took the SSD from my new PC and plugged it into my old PC. Old PC would not boot and asked for a drive to be inserted. BIOS showed no drives attached.
I took the HDD from my new PC (no OS installed) and plugged that into my old PC. No boot and the BIOS again showed no drives attached.
This has all left me scratching my head. If it is the drives that have failed what are the chances that both the SSD and HDD would kick the bucket at near enough the same time. What would cause the drives to fail in the first place? Have I completely missed an obvious step?
Thank you for taking the time to read and for any help you may be able to offer. Please accept my apologies for a lengthy post but I felt it best to supply as much info as possible.
|My System Specs|
|30 Nov 2013||#4|
Here are some cheap ones in the US. But I would not know about the UK.
Newegg.com - $0 - $10, hdd enclosure
I actually prefer this type because it works with 2.5" and 3.5" disks.
|My System Specs|
|30 Nov 2013||#6|
The caddies are always nice to have. I use half a dozen (on different PCs) and buy bare bone disks as externals - is cheaper. One USB3 caddy I use to run Windows 8 and a few Linux distros from a SSD. Works really well.
Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive
Here is how it works - example Windows 8.
VMware Player - a Windows 8 Demo
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads|
Display Drivers Failed and recovered! Tried lots of things and failed.
Hello there guys. After building a new PC for some reason I get a message when I am recording games (often) or just playing them. I have reseated everything on the inside and run memtest. Changed my PSU but the problem persists. Specs: Gigabyte x99 Gaming 5 i7 5820k Ballistix sport 8gb...
nvidia installer failed error all basic fixes FAILED
recently i tried to update my nvidia driver and it failled and didnt install a thing, so i went on and tried ALL possible fixes ie the main one being uninstall all nvidia download your mobo and card drivers reboot use a file cleaner to uninstall all nivida files BUT the 2 latest then reboot into...
Windows failed the logon. the remote procedure call failed and did not
I have three users on a Windows 7 computer. none will log on, they all give "Windows failed the logon. the remote procedure call failed and did not execute" it doesn't matter how many time i reboot the computer, all three accounts same error. Googling the problem produces spammy results. exact...
Windows Updates Failed BITS failed to start error code 2147024894
anybody have any ideas? have tried sfc /scannow also the steps in this https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/113399-windows-update-error-80246008-windows-7-fix.html but to no avail, i still receive the error message i have also used take ownership on the downloader file in...
|Windows Updates & Activation|
Many failed update on history windows failed to configure startup
I have been receiving many failed updates, and i have tried methods like using the troubleshooting method to fix it. I have also tried downloading the updates from Microsoft center which still doesn't work as it stated as "ungenuine update"... I have been getting windows failure to update during...
|Windows Updates & Activation|
Windows 7 update failed and laptop won't boot. Startup repair failed
I installed the latest round of Windows updates for my Win7 x64 install and it never completed (ran for about 24 hours) so I powered off the machine. Upon restarting, it said: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and has instructions for using system...
|BSOD Help and Support|
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50.