Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:46 PM
First of all, my specs
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
AMD Athlon II X4 640 21 °C
Propus 45nm Technology
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (5-5-5-18)
MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 (MS-7309) (CPU1) 30 °C
HP L2045w (1680x1050@59Hz)
1024MB GeForce 9500 GT (nVidia) 39 °C
488GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V1A SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
488GB Hitachi HUA72105 0KLA330 SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202G ATA Device
Realtek High Definition Audio
Second of all I'm having troubles with my Hitachi. Lately, I'll be playing a game (almost ALL of my games that I play are stored onto my secondary.) and it will just freeze. I shut down and boot back up only to take 10 minutes waiting for Windows to boot. Once it boots, I have no secondary HDD; just my primary. So, I go into my BIOS to check on it, and it turns out nothing is detected. So, I open up my computer and switch the SATA cables to test if its the cables themselves, and it turns out it wasn't and it booted up perfectly fine, everything was okay.
That was about a week ago; it has happened about 4-6 times since then, two of them being yesterday night and one just now (which is why I decided to make a post). But, last night when I went to fix it the second time I got "BOOTMGR is missing". By then I was pretty tired and decided not to fix it so I went to sleep. Woke up the next morning and decided to try and fix it yet again. So I unplugged my secondary and booted my computer. It ended up booting fine and I shut my computer down again and plugged it back in. NO WAY, IT WORKS AGAIN. And now, about 15 minutes before this post it did it again. Same error, "BOOTMGR is missing". I don't know if it will get worse, but if it does I have prepared backups.
I'm pretty sure its a strange problem, but the only thing I can think of is bad sectors on my HDD. But then again, it has happened in two different games so I don't know. Overheat protection or something? Also, I've had it for about a year or so.