I have a self built PC which has been running fine for just under a year, apart from now.
I have two Seagate barricuda HD's installed, C: with all programs and OS and D: with other stuff, Games, music and general storage. I've not installed any new software nor have I modified the HD in anyway (initially set-up with Seagate disk wizard) but recently the PC will crash without reason then reboot, but without the D drive showing...short-cut icons on the desktop no longer work (C drive icons are fine). If I shut down and re-start the D: appears again but not for long before it goes down..
I've checked for bad sectors, nothing, defraged, didn't help..
Asus A8V Deluxe
2 x Barricuda HD (250gig and 160gig)
3gig Corsair PC3200 (2 x 1gig in the dual slot and 2 x 512MB in the other)
Athlone 64 3700+
any other info. req'd?
thanks in advance for any suggestions or help offered.
I had the same problem. I have only one 160HDD on wich there is C:/ 20GB and D:/ the rest.
A few days ago (on 6.06.2006 <-> 666 , even though I don't believe in this C**p) D:/ dissapeared, and I had to use Partition Magic 8.0 to format it back (it was unallocated) and now there are 20GB missing.
It must be from a virus because I just removed Norton Internet Security 2005 and I'm using NOD32 which dosen't have firewall. My computer is curently infested...
I think the one who made the virus must have programed it to atack on that day .
It actually happened about a week ago so sure it's not a virus, although why a virus would affect the D: and not the C: I'm not sure..
Have chacked for viruses and none are present.
I'm thinking that maybe I have a bad sector somewhere (I have 60gigs of space left..) that's not being picked up by any checks, I guess the only way to check that would be to re-format the drive (after taking files off) and then start filling it up again.
Anymore suggestions/help/views then keep 'em coming.
I kept receiving stop errors due to the Nvidia firewall that came with the Asus motherboard. When I uninstalled it I lost my second hard drive and dvd drive. Eventually the only thing that fixed it for me was a complete reinstall of windows, but this is what I was told to try first.
check the hardware connections
see if resetting the registry keys work.
try booting up with the drive disconnected, then shut down so windows saves the settings. when you reboot hopefully it may be recognized as new hardware..
hope this may help... sorry the answers are sort of vague, but I'm at work and have to type fast.
If u go external and have firewire....go that path....firewire is faster than USB for hard drives....i do not think u have too many drives attached....i have 2 DVD-RW's and 4 hard drives(yeah yeah blame sata....but windows does not know the difference....)...had it at 5 for a bit...
Do you have virtual CD/DVD drives too? like alcohol 120 or daemon tools?
i guess they could push the computer over with too many drives....but still not likely
You did not add a card reader the the system did you?
my card reader made my DVD-rw go bye-bye once....had to use disk management to fix it....
I blame the hard drive as it worked before....
Hope this helps....
Also try to plug the drive into another molix plug from your psu(not on the same cable as the drive is on now...steal from a DVD-rw?)....in some cases...when a psu gets old it may have trouble...and moving the drive can fix it....
@ CalamityJake2 - I would contact ASUS....see if it can be RMA'ed