Hard disk is not recognized most of the time
i have 1 SATA2 hard disk drive which works very well when detected
the problem started few months ago , and it happens only after i shutdown my computer.
the problem is that when i turn on the pc , mostly it will not detect the hard disk and will not boot into windows .
it will need several reboots for the computer to detect it , but when its finally detected, the computer works just fine.
it took about 40 minutes of rebootings today for the computer to detect it !
i tried connecting the drive to different sata slots in the motherboard , i tried 2 other sata cables (1 of them is the 1 used for the dvd drive , which is always recognized) , and i tried to disconnect the dvd drive and connect the hard disk in the same slot using the same cable without connecting the dvd at all ..
i could feel the hard disk running when the pc is on (i touched it and felt a lite vibration)
i tried hiren's disk and it didn't detect the drive as well
all the testings tells that the fault is from the hard disk , but what could be the problem since it sometimes get detected and work very well?
any idea ?
any help would be appreciated