[SOLVED] HDD intermittenly recognized by computer

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lewmoore

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My computer sometimes recogizes my "C" drive and at other times it does not. This just began to occur, if I turn it off for a few hours it will recocognize it but hang up when updating new hardware. I just added a new video card,
because the other one blew out. Now I have this problem. Any sugesstions?
 
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Hi lewmoore

Welcome to TSG

I would first try reseating the cables to the hard drive as they may have come loose when you installed the new video board. Then as a guess its possible that the new video board is drawing too much power and the hard drive is not spinning up all the time. Check to see if the drive spins up ok. Is the drive then seen if you reboot the computer?

Its also possible that the hard drive is starting to fail. You can go to the hard drive manufacturers web site and download their diagnostics to test out the drive.
 

lewmoore

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Thanks a lot, it seems the cable bent the pins on the drive and now all is well.:D
 
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