SATA drive boot hang

By spambullough ·
Interesting little problem...
My PC has 2 SATA hard drives and 2 IDE CD Burners in it.
Occasionally, it boots very slowly up to the point that the BIOS scans for IDE drives. It then freezes up having found only 3 of the 4 drives.
Thereafter, this situation persists for every boot until I physically unplug the SATA cable of the offending drive from the motherboard, and plug it back in again. Then the PC will boot ok for 5 or 6 goes before the problem comes back.

Simply unplugging the machine from the mains doesn't clear the problem, it has to be a physical replug of that specific SATA cable. This would indicate a bad cable or socket, but I've tried a different SATA cable. I've tried using different SATA slots. It doesn't help.

Anyone seen this problem before or have any ideas what the problem could be?


This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

0 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Share your knowledge
Back to Hardware Forum
0 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums