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Old 10-21-2007, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
bukowski01
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Default Not sure with this one...

Hello Tech-Forums,

I have a 8 month old home built computer. Everything was working fine up until the last few days.

Upon start up, all of my fans, DVD, video card start up. The only thing that will not fire up is the HD. What's even more interesting is that it seems to happen randomly. Tonight was the worst, it took 5 restarts to get the HD to kick on.

Here are the things that I have done so far
-unplugged each other hardware component to try and isolate a bad component. At one point I thought I had found a bad RAM stick -but in the end it continued to show the same random issue.
- made sure HD has a devoted power line to PS (HD is SATA)
- kicking my computer across the living room. Sadly, this did nothing (except bring me great satisfaction)

So, anyone have any hints/tips on where I start?

As a side note - the only thing that I have changed in the last few weeks was I began to run my computer with the side panel off due to heat issues that I can't seem to fix. Although, I can't see how could be causing any issue.
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