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 167 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 Could my sshd have broken by dropping - Forum IDE 44 Pin HDD Recovery from DOS 6.2/Windows 3.1 Broken Partition Table - Forum Replacing a broken HDD with a different OS HDD - Forum Stuck before BIOS, HDD broken? - Forum Need help, possible broken HDD 4 days old - 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 167 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 SolvedBroken HDD Sata connector Forum Solvedis my hdd broken? Forum SolvedCould someone recommend me a good HDD for recording only purpose? Forum SolvedTrouble exchanging a broken HDD - it has the bootmgr on it Forum AOC monitor broken. Could my GPU have caused it? Forum SolvedBroken USB Port on External HDD Forum Can a broken/lost partition on a HDD be rebuilt and applied onto the HDD? Forum Could my Graphics card be broken/fried? Forum could i have a broken dimm slot? how can i test it? thanks Forum Solvedi wonder if someone replaced my hdd unknowingly then could he recover my deleted pics using another motherboard Forum 2 broken HDD, please help Forum Broken GPU or HDD? Forum SolvedReteriving data from almost broken external HDD Forum My pc is broken :( Could use some advice. Forum Usb Port Stops Working, Could the motherboard be broken? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !