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Old 09-30-2011, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI, I have a desktop with two H/Ds 9 times out of 10 the second H/D does not show in BIOS disk management or control panel/"Computer". sometimes there is a clicking noise about once every 2 seconds from the case
I had this problem before and got fed up with the drive not being available and bought a replacement M/B I have also replaced the H/Ds so there is nmothing coomon except the chip and memory I have tried different sata sockets and cables to no avail
If anyone can suggest any solution to this I would be very grateful
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Clicking sounds from the HD usually means it's about to die.

Did you replace the cable going from the hard drive to the motherboard?
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Did replace the sata cable and the same has happened with two drives one almost new and the present one is only about 2 months old, it is always the D drive never happens with C
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