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Hard Drive Problem for Cheap Build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tyrion, Nov 1, 2007.

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  1. Tyrion

    Tyrion Thread Starter

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    :confused: We have been building a low end computer for a client. The build went fine and so did the installation of the operating system. Later the system started restariting befrore it loaded windows. We narrowed the problem to the hardrive

    Components:
    Rosewill R222-P-BK Steel Mid-Tower Case
    Western Digital WD800BB 80 GB
    Samsung SATA DVD Burner SH-S203B
    Winsis KY-500ATX
    Gigabyte GA-945GCMX-S2 LGA
    Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale
    Simply stated: when I leave the hard drive outside the cage of the chassis and place it on the bottom of the chassis it works fine. When I place it back into the cage it takes a long time to find the drives, goes to the Windows opening screen and then reboots. It then loops until I turn off power. If I then remove and place it back on the floor of the chassis Windows opens normally. I also should add that when Windows does load successfully and I load a program CD into the Burner, this causes a freeze and then it appears there is corruption of certain windows files on the hard drive after I reboot. I have used Western Digital's Diagnostic Software to repair the drive. Presently, Windows is loading normally (no Event Viewer problems appear) and the hard drive is sitting at the bottom of the chassis.

    Any ideas or answers would be appreaciated


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  2. EnfoToad

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    Wait so you are saying that the hard drive is not working?
     
  3. norton850

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    Same data and power cables in the different locations?
     
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