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Hard drive randomly unrecognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Reynel, Mar 11, 2019.

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  1. Reynel

    Reynel Thread Starter

    Mar 11, 2019
    I've had this Packard Bell One-Two for two years, it came with Windows 7 home and changed to Windows 10 over a year ago and has been functioning properly for all this time. Suddenly the system crashed and wouldn't boot, tried several times with all disconnected but the hard drive and noticed in the Bios setup there was no hard drive. I connected the HD in all SATA connectors in the motherboard, replaced the hard drive for a brand new one with new cables, downloaded the newest BIOS version and installed it, then the system booted normally but in few minutes crashed and doesn't recognize the HD any more. I inspected visually the motherboard to see if it had any visible damage and did not see anything wrong, no components burned, no cold solder joints, no cracks, etc no heat related problems. I suspected of the power supply and used a regular 500 watt PS... same result
    Before I either junk it or spend money on another motherboard I would like to see if someone has any ideas. Thanks in advance
  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    Gaining access to an official manufacturer's motherboard tester, along with someone with the knowledge to do the testing for you, would probably cost more than a truckload load of new motherboards.

    Just saying ... ;)
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