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unrecognizes hard drive and locks up

I cant keep any hard drives recognized. i thought it was hard drive so i bought a new one and it wont stay recognized I've replaced SATA cables with new and still no prov-ail. ive tried replaceing ram and still locks up and shuts down when it works. i have looked in bios and it dousent show hard drives in any sata locations. and after tinkering with it i get them to show up then within a couple minutes it forgets them. so what do u think is causing this. pc dousent shut down just locks up and cant see hard drives.

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Does only the new drive can't get recognized? and what is your type of pc/motherboard? and the type of the new HDD ?


Hi, Does it recognize the DVD drive? If so swap your HDD onto that SATA controller and see if it holds. If not have you tried setting the BIOS back to default settings and see if that works?


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This is a complete stab in the dark because I dont know what motherboard your using but with some boards like ASRock and biostar there is a jumper on the board next to the sata ports to enable slave and master protocols on the hard drive. the jumpers are not on most boards as this isnt a necessary anymore this used to be something you set on old IDE hard drives but with the advent of sata became something the motherboard did in the bios by default however on some boards there's still a small jumper to set this on the board it will be a series of pins on the board with a jumper between the pins this sets how the hard drive is set. Just something you may want to check . Hope this helps

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