Harddisk random disappear

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by q12368c, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

    My PC have 3 harddisk, one of them would like to disconnect (the harddisk drive letter disappear/no harddisk found in computer management) while the PC is power on and running. It's disappear randomly..it give me many trouble.

    During this problem I have to open the case and disconnect/connect again the IDE/power cable then it's running normally.

    Also it can't detect it when sometimes power on the PC(but not everyday)..

    My PC just brought for a year, everything is new except the harddisk is used for 4 years, but it is working fine with no any problem(except it is disconnect)

    I have this problem again when in my old PC..

    What problem ? virus or it's aging problem of hardware?
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Try a different IDE cable. It might have a loose wire. If you don't have another cable swap the two you do have and see if the problem follows the cable to another drive.
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Yeah I'd say the cable is at fault, perhaps the IDE channel as well.