Solved HDD only sometimes recognized Tags: SSD Storage Hard Drives Windows 7 Last response: May 27, 2014 5:46 PM in Storage Share Syndicat3 May 27, 2014 2:02:15 PM I've been having this problem for well over a year and a half. I have Windows 7 on an SSD and I have a 2 TB HDD for storage. Sometimes the hard drive is recognized, sometimes it isn't. Sometimes I'll boot into the OS and not see it at all and I'll have to restart multiple times just to see them again. I've confirmed that it's not a motherboard issue and the system works flawless when just the SSD is plugged in. What could it be? I'm going crazy... More about : hdd recognized Reply to Syndicat3 Syndicat3 May 27, 2014 2:49:01 PM sigh.. anybody? Reply to Syndicat3 m 0 l Best solution popatim a c 971 G Storage a b $ Windows 7 May 27, 2014 5:46:21 PM try new cables, check for firmware & bios updates what model# drive is it? Reply to popatim Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Seagate hard drive only recognized sometimes! Please help! Forum WD Scorpio 500G laptop HDD sometimes recognized by Desktop Forum SolvedHDD only sometimes powers on Forum SolvedWindows not booting and only recognizing hardrive sometimes Forum Sata hdd not recognized sometimes in bios Forum hdd sometimes not recognized? Forum External HDD not recognized in only one computer with unsuccessful driver installation, despite working previously. Forum 2Tb HDD only recognized as 232Gb in Windows but, the full 2Tb in BIOS Forum Only 1 HDD recognized by bios Forum Only 1 HDD recognized by bios Forum Ext hdd only recognized by 1 of 3 PC's Forum 2TB HDD is only being recognized as 875GB Forum New PC Build - Windows 8.1 only recognizes SSD but not HDD Forum Solvedpc restarts and sometimes hard drives arnt bring recognized Forum USB hard drive enclosure not recognized (sometimes) Forum SolvedMy video games keep freezing for half a second (all the system, not only video games sometimes) Forum SolvedRam isn't recognized and computer wont boot (sometimes) Forum EVGA mobo will only recognize 1 tb of a 2 tb hdd Forum SolvedPC only starts sometimes. Forum SolvedComputer shuts down in Sleep mode, but only sometimes? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !