The Vanishing Hard drive...

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Jonboy666, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Jonboy666

    Jonboy666 Guest

    Pentium 3.2Ghz Dual Core
    2 x SATA hard drives (1 x Seagate 320GB : 1 x Hitachi 250GB)
    Asrock 775i65G MB
    Hauppage WinTV PVR 150
    DMX 6 fire 24/96 SC


    I'm running MCE '05 SP2 on a self built PC (above) and have a problem with
    the second hard drive.

    When I first boot PC all appears normal (both drives are visible) but when I
    try to use the second drive it almost always vanishes from the system and
    comes up with a "delay/write failed". I then have to reboot to make the drive
    visible again.

    I also run Norton 360 and the backup onto this drive won't work either.

    Tried so far:
    replacing the hard drive with another Seagate (seemed ok for about a week)
    replaced again (made no difference at all).
    I am now on my 3rd hard drive (Hitachi).
    replaced the Motherboard.
    re-installed and repaired the OS several times.

    I guess it must be a software issue but have no idea what else to try other
    than repairing / re-installing OS. I'm reluctant to this again as it's a real
    pain and doesn't solve the problem.

    Any advice really appreciated.

    Jonboy666, Mar 16, 2008
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