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johnnygeek
16-05-2012, 07:11 PM
please help my hard drive is not working but only sometimes. It works on any other computer but if you put any other hard drive into the computer it works please help

Speedy Gonzales
16-05-2012, 07:20 PM
What is it? IDE or sata? And is it connected to anything else (if its IDE)?

johnnygeek
16-05-2012, 07:24 PM
it is WD and no it is just conected to the computer and the power supply becouse it is a 1TB

Speedy Gonzales
16-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Yup but is it IDE or SATA?? What do you mean it doesnt work sometimes?? You cant boot into windows?? Or if you're in windows it disappears? Might be a loose connection or something

johnnygeek
16-05-2012, 07:29 PM
dunno what it is...... but it works only sometimes but not all the time:(

BBCmicro
16-05-2012, 07:30 PM
In your position I would take it (and the computer) to an expert to check the driver and/or firmware

It's an external drive?

johnnygeek
16-05-2012, 07:30 PM
ok will try to do

pctek
17-05-2012, 08:18 AM
it is WD and no it is just conected to the computer and the power supply becouse it is a 1TB
Size has nothing to do with how it is connected. I'd says sata, never seen a 1TB IDE, maybe, but unlikely.
I'd be trying a different cable if it works in other PCs. And checking the cable is pushed down fully and not slightly up at one end - both ends, drive end and motherboard end. Seen that before.

ChazTheGeek
17-05-2012, 09:09 AM
I know Johnnygeek, it's a external drive, maybe you should change the USB cable or power supply. It would be a SATA HDD.