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Windows 7: HDD LED on front of PC always on after 2nd drive disappears?

16 Jun 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Nope I don't. Also hdd type isn't important as long as I know there won't be any issues, I guess I could always go green again, or blue, since you said blue has speed. I'm computer savvy, but when it comes to hardware I don't know a whole lot.

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16 Jun 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did a quick error scan, it's all green:

HDD LED on front of PC always on after 2nd drive disappears?-errorscanpass.png

I dunno. Used HD Tune.

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16 Jun 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

It could be some dirty data on your drive that is responsible for this, I would guess.

Backup all data to another drive. Zero wipe the problem disk with HDD Lowlevel Format tool HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool(Download Windows Executable (works without installation): version 4.4 ) and then format your drive. Check whether your problem is resolved.

( You can zero wipe with diskpart cleanall too but exercise care that you don't perform it on a wrong drive - most people do and then come here saying I accidentally did it on a wrong drive and lost all my data. Help . Remove all other external drives to avoid such accidents.)
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16 Jun 2015   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ok jumanji. Well, so far, after switching the cables around, my 2nd disk has been fine thus far, haven't had the 2nd hdd drop out yet. I'll keep that in mind though in the event that this happens again.
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17 Jun 2015   #15

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

If you have any doubt get another SATA cable and throw away the cable that was between the drive and motherboard. It can be be the hard drive also that is just going to sleep when it is not supposed too. Cheapest to replace is the cable, go for that first after that it is either the motherboard socket or the drive.
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17 Jun 2015   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ok, well thanks all for the helpful info. I'm closing the thread, if I should require further help I'll make a new topic
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