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torein

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Harddrive STILL lost
« on: 17-January-04, 16:46:52 »

Hi again.

I have a strange problem.
Once in a while, when I boot, one of the drives is lost (my D-drive, WD Caviar-disc). When I reboot, it's there again.

WinXP Home is installed and running perfectly on the Raptor disc (C-drive).
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« Reply #1 on: 17-January-04, 16:51:54 »
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  • 1 wd needs to be jumperless or cable select if no slave not master

    2 300 watt psu,get a bigger one
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    « Reply #2 on: 17-January-04, 16:57:22 »

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    1 wd needs to be jumperless or cable select if no slave not master

    2 300 watt psu,get a bigger one

    1. I can understand that, since they are single drives on each SATA cable.. I'l look into it. Thanx

    2. "Need to have" or "Nice to have" a bigger psu in my case?
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    « Reply #3 on: 17-January-04, 17:00:01 »
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  • single drive must be jumperless

    if you read the red bit below i might answer that
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    « Reply #4 on: 17-January-04, 17:22:57 »

    I think my profile shoud be updated with psu-information now...

    So ... should I keep it, or replace it (the psu)?
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    « Reply #5 on: 17-January-04, 18:02:50 »

    Okei... I removed one jumper on each SATA drive, and one of the drives is still gone....

    What now?
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    Jocko

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    « Reply #6 on: 17-January-04, 18:51:00 »

    Hi

    Had this problem before, usually with CD or DVD, where they are in use, occaisionally with a fixed HDD. try connectors, these 4 pin type are useless, Are you using the SATA power connectors,? All these connectors, both on MoBo and drives can easily move slightly and cause this. make sure they are pushed in 'square'. Also the SATA cables have problems if bent (right angle), the data does not flow properly.

    When the drive is missing, try right clicking on 'my computer' then on ' manage' then 'Disk management', and see if it shown there, or if there is a problem with it.

    Is it still shown in Control Panel?

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    Jocko
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    « Reply #7 on: 17-January-04, 18:54:36 »
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  • 15a 12v is marginal my bets a bigger psu will fix it
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    « Reply #8 on: 18-January-04, 14:25:20 »

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    Hi

    Had this problem before, usually with CD or DVD, where they are in use, occaisionally with a fixed HDD. try connectors, these 4 pin type are useless, Are you using the SATA power connectors,? All these connectors, both on MoBo and drives can easily move slightly and cause this. make sure they are pushed in 'square'. Also the SATA cables have problems if bent (right angle), the data does not flow properly.

    When the drive is missing, try right clicking on 'my computer' then on ' manage' then 'Disk management', and see if it shown there, or if there is a problem with it.

    Is it still shown in Control Panel?

    regards

    Jocko

    1. All SATA power connectors are pushed in square
    2. All SATA data-cables are pushed in square
    3. Missing in Control panel/Disk management
    4. And now my computer is rebooting all the time. I can just see that it detects 1 or 2 drives randomly. But still rebooting. I'm using the Promise connections on the MoBo.

    This is frustrating, I've just buildt the computer a couple of days ago!

    Could it be, like Wonkanoby says, that I need to replace the psu with more power??
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