Hard Drive Problems
My computer has a ASUS P4P800S-X motherboard and has been working fine for 6 months, but I have started having problems with the hard drive (a Samsung SP0812C.) The hard drive is recognised in BIOS, but the computer usually freezes completely when the POST tries to detect the drive, sometimes it does boot, but it then freezes during or soon after windows loads up.
I tried another SATA Drive (a Samsung HD080HJ) but it had the same problem; freezing during the POST, or while formatting the drive. However when I tried an old IDE hard drive it worked fine, so I am assuming the problem is with the SATA.
I couldnt find any SATA drivers on the motherboard CD or any hard drive drivers on the Samsung website.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do next? I would really like to get a SATA Drive working again, and not have to go back to IDE. Any help would be very much appreciated.