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Seagate Hard Drive Periodically Stops Responding.

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February 3, 2013 12:14:27 AM

Hi,

I recently built my first PC, I ordered the seagate barracuda 7200 hard drive. Recently while I am using the pc it will freeze crash, to the blue screen, and then tell me to "Insert proper boot device, and reboot". If I do a hard reset my drive returns, and the computer boots normally. My optical drive has never had this issue, so Im assuming the problem stemming from the hard drive. I have checked the Sata cable, and ports.

I have ran virus, and hard drive tests, and it has passed every one.

My Specs:
i5 3570k
Asrock z77 extreme 4
8 gigabytes dual channel corsair ram
GTX 680
Corsair 750w power supply

I'd be extremely grateful if somebody could help,
Paul
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February 3, 2013 12:23:09 AM

Check the boot device order in the BIOS and set it to the disk that contains the OS as the first device.
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February 3, 2013 12:32:12 AM

It's already the first one, the hard drive disappears off the bios, until I hard restart.
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February 3, 2013 1:15:04 AM

Your SATA ports are labeled 0, A0, 1 and A1 I believe. Use either port 0 or port 1, the A0 and A1 are not native SATA.

Then go into BIOS and ensure that you have set it for AHCI (unless you plan to build a RAID array).
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February 3, 2013 12:09:19 PM

Thank you, but I have already done that, Should I update my Bios?

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February 3, 2013 12:11:58 PM

Yes update the BIOS - this stuff is still new and bugs are constantly being worked out.
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February 3, 2013 12:21:50 PM

ok, Ill tell you if it works. :) 

Quick question Do you guys know anything about asrock instant flash or internet flash.
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February 3, 2013 12:44:11 PM

So far, so good I updated the bios, and the issue isn't happening I guess Ill leave it on for a while to test it.
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February 3, 2013 1:20:31 PM

Mrluap said:
So far, so good I updated the bios, and the issue isn't happening I guess Ill leave it on for a while to test it.

Yes. Normally the BIOS is updated (flashed) only if there are some problems. No problems no flash.
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