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Posted · Original PosterOP

Was playing some steam games on my pc last night, and just after closing out of one and starting some web browsing I hear one of my 3 hdd's start to spin up, then stop, then spin up etc, and became worried as they're reasonably old. I checked I could open each drive in file explorer then decided to restart. After windows update did it's thing it restarted, and the same noise occured but with a lot of clicking and I decided my drive must have died. I restarted it again later and it made the same spinning up and down sound, and after about 1 min it stopped and windows booted, however without the HDD visible. Ive tried this since and no luck, however no clicking since either. Is this a sign that my HDD is gone for good, or is there hope to getting anything back? Haven't found much about this issue elsewhere so any hp appreciated, thanks

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Immediately after posting this I slapped myself for not trying it with a different sata slot. Tried this and the drive spins up perfectly. Apparently my crappy biostar motherboard is finally biting the dust, oh well, ddr4 is getting cheap now anyways XD

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Biostar arnt the best made boards.

 

If i buy budget i rather stick to mainstream vendors like MSI or ASUS.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Much better idea yeah, plan to as soon as I have any disposable income :) However I also just plugged my third drive into the seemingly not working slot and it now works fine. Not sure if it was a loose connection or what but now it's all good so hey, my daily reminder that my pc runs on Jank and luck-based magic and that it needs some tlc

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Could it be a loose\failing PSU connector to the hard disk drive itself?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Might have been, or possibly the molex to data power adaptor I was using was loose as I reconnected that. Generally just swapping the slots and testing all the cables seemed the best way to go, for anyone else in future with this problem

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