Hard drive assistance. :(
Recently, my 80gb western digital decided to die on me.
One day, I switch it on, and to my surprise I see both hard drives being ignored on bootup, so I say "WTF?", after some cable swapping and jumper adjusting, it begins to work. Yay. The next morning, same problem, although this time it doesn't work after some cable swapping.
I had given up, assumed it was dead and begun planning to get a 200GB. Yesterday I fiddled with it again, and guess what? She worked.
Worked for a full 8 hours, no interuptions AT ALL (both hard drives + 2 cd drives). Now today, TROUBLE AGAIN.
When the 80GB is plugged in with my 120GB Maxtor, the whole system dies and I must reset it with the PSU switch. With either one of the hard drives unplugged, they work on their own fine (except the 80, I get "error loading operating system" or "a disk read error occurred", I don't think it can be a data problem, because it was working fine yesterday >_>). Perhaps my PSU could be damaged? Although I had a 20gb + 120 and they were doing well together. (standard p4 300W I believe)
I removed my CD drives to spread the power load out, but it still dies.
And yeah, you can see my trouble. No pc really, and no money to buy a new hard drive.
Help, Please help.