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Sign Of Dead HDD?


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#1 fleamour

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:52 PM

Was going down for random reboot, all of a sudden BIOS freezes at:

SATAII 1: Hitachi..blah...blah
Ultra DMA Mode-5, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status OK

It will not go on to detect secondary drive, but just hangs, I can boot from secondary HDD.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:00 PM

Here is a link to Hitachi hard drive diagnostic software.

http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

You should download the drive fitness software and run the tests on your SATA 1 hard drive.

It also would not hurt to run it on your SATA 0 hard drive as well.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:44 AM

Thanks. I have that already, either on UBCD or it's own disk. Problem is BIOS will not POST when drive plugged in. So cannot even access F2 setup, or load boot CD to RAM. I guess the only thing to do is mount via USB. Problem being my micro ATX case has so little room it'll mean a full strip down/rebuild...
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4GB OCZ DDR2 RAM, GeForce GT220 1024MB

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512MB KingSpec RAM, 1GHz CPU [T22 Fan], Wireless-G PCMCIA, 7200RPM HDD

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

I guess the only thing to do is mount via USB. Problem being my micro ATX case has so little room it'll mean a full strip down/rebuild...

Please post back whether that worked or not, if it does fail ( I am keeping my fingers crossed for good luck) hopefully we can come up with a solution that does work.

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