Serial ATA Ports

This actually started happening 3 weeks ago...

Well, it only happened 3 times in the last 3 weeks.

So here's the case, soemtimes I wake up around 7:00AM, the computer powers up, but doesn't detect any SATA drives at all. (HD, DVD)

But as soon as it powers up for around 5-15minute, it detects it.

What could be the cause of this?

IT detects everythign else just fine.

Spec =

Q6600 2.4GHZ - > 3.1GHZ
800MHZ ram - > 880MHZ 6-6-6-18
1GB Hard Drive 7200RPM
600Watts PSU
ATI Radeon 4850
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  1. Loose, or loosely-connected power leads or data cables could cause it. You could check those, and if you still have the problem, try using a currently-unused SATA port on the board.
  2. nitrogen521 said:
    This actually started happening 3 weeks ago...

    Well, it only happened 3 times in the last 3 weeks.

    So here's the case, soemtimes I wake up around 7:00AM, the computer powers up, but doesn't detect any SATA drives at all. (HD, DVD)

    But as soon as it powers up for around 5-15minute, it detects it.

    What could be the cause of this?

    IT detects everythign else just fine.

    Spec =

    Q6600 2.4GHZ - > 3.1GHZ
    800MHZ ram - > 880MHZ 6-6-6-18
    1GB Hard Drive 7200RPM
    600Watts PSU
    ATI Radeon 4850



    When a computer boots up everything is power hungry and it takes more power to bootup, As a rule you should use around 70% of your power supplies rating quoted in A+ certification.
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