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Hard Drive Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ryan_u89, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. ryan_u89

    ryan_u89 Thread Starter

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    Hi
    Recently i have noticed that my computer keeps freezing, sometimes doesnt do anything and sometimes i get a blue screen. When i restart it doesnt seem to recognise the hard drive and comes up with disk read error or some boot agent program and if you go into the bios and look under hard drives it says nothing is there but does recognise my cd drives etc.
    for now i sort it out by turning the computer off and unplugging a small orange cable from the back of my hard drive with a black slot in plug on the end. I have no idea what it does or why it suddenly starts working again but i was wondering if anyone knew what is wrong with the hard drive and what unplugging this cable and plugging it back in magically fixes it??
    Cheers
    Ryan
     
  2. Megabite

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    Could be a faulty cable.....could be you Hard drive going faulty...how old is the Hard drive?
     
  3. ryan_u89

    ryan_u89 Thread Starter

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    not sure really. anyway i can test them?
     
  4. Megabite

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    Replacing the cable would test that part as for your Hard drive go to the Makers website and download the Hard drive diagnostics and run the test on the Hard drive
     
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    wher would be the best place to get a new cable and do you know what it is called?
     
  6. Megabite

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    IDE or Sata cable and not sure where you are situated but doing a Google search might help

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