Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46
HDD1: Maxtor 6V160E0 (Win7 Ultimate 64)
HDD2: WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0 (Win7 Pro 32)
I had been booting into the Ult drive so far, but after a BSOD, it was forcing me to boot from the Pro drive. After checking in My Computer and then BIOS, I noted the drive wasn't even being recognized by anything. It didn't exist.
Try1: I switched the Ult's SATA cable.
This seemed to fix it as I was able to boot into the Ult drive and use it normally. However, last night, I lost my connection to the Internet. It happens, so I just had Windows run Troubleshooting, but it wasn't able to complete. I checked the connections and my wireless was disabled. I selected to enable it, but the task froze. I selected to end the task and that resulted in Windows Explorer not responding, then restarting. I tried enabling the connection again with the same results. I physically removed the wireless USB adapter to witness no change in the connections status. I rebooted.
Shows me the Pro login screen. Blergh. Here we go again. But this time My Computer shows the Ult drive and I can access all files from it. Rebooted to see even BIOS knows it's there. So I checked online for a support forum, found this one and read how different companies have diagnostic tools.
Try2: Ran all Basic Tests from SeaTools. All passed.
All I can think of now is maybe, since the drive isn't dead, it might be something with the boot record?
I've pretty much ruled out:
-dead mobo port
Granted, it's never wise to rule anything out until it has been confirmed, so... Anyone know where I should go from here? I think I lost the disk during my last move, so a fresh install may not be possible unless I find it.