Could my HDD be broken?? Tags: Hard Drives SATA Windows Vista Storage Last response: November 12, 2008 11:10 PM in Storage Share katboi November 11, 2008 9:55:00 PM A few months ago i got a new 750GB HDD, everything was fine until recently; Once every few times I boot (like 2 in 5) the PC will restart once i get into windows and once it turns back on it will nolonger recognize my SATA HDD. I added a second HDD (with the ribbion cable, not the sata), with vista, and it dosen't seen to have a problem. How do i find out what is happening? I've run scanning software (multiple, including AVG, malbytes, adaware, spydoctor, etc) and got nothing. Its weird cause it only happens every now and again, what could it be? Thanks in advance to anyone who posts with help. More about : hdd broken geofelt a c 127 G Storage November 11, 2008 10:08:09 PM Check that the SATA cables are secure on both ends. They sometimes come loose. katboi November 12, 2008 11:55:41 AM Ya, The SATA cables and power cables are the first things I checked, I replaced the SATA with a new cable and still have the same problem, tired all the different SATA ports on the MOBO (ASUS M2N SLI Deluxe) I'm still clueless. Related resources 2.5" IDE HDD with broken pin- repairable? - Forum Broken PSU, could it break my system? - Forum HDD : Broken SATA power connector. Alternatives to data recovery? - Forum What hardware could be broken /malfunctioning? - Forum Maxtor sata hdd power and data connector broken - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer katboi November 12, 2008 8:42:05 PM I did some reading and I wonder if it could be due to my AVG? (found an article here: http://hothardware.com/News/Oops-AVG-Virus-Scanner-Cras...) How would I check? I did CHKDSK and Defragmented, but still no luck. Anything else I could try? geofelt a c 127 G Storage November 12, 2008 11:10:18 PM The HDD manufacturer will usually have a diagnostic program that you can download and run. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHDD or Motherboard sata broken ? ForumHDD or motherboard sata broken ? ForumBroken Samsung F1 HDD ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumRecovering data from broken hard drive ForumBroken Need Help PLS ForumHow to change Broken SATA Connector on Harddrive ForumBroken USB 3 connector on Ext HDD ForumMaxtor HDD 8 Years Old & Still Broken ! ForumDell Optiplex 755 Upgrade ForumSystem does not boot while HDD is attached Forum2nd HDD - Advice please re file transfer ForumNew HDD XP Pro install & Slave Drive Question ForumNew PC, old HDD ForumNew HDD to my Macbook Pro earlie 2008 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !