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Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

Q: Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

So I ve crashes caused Hard by motherboard? drive recently built a computer everything was working fine but after a month or so Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard? it started freezing randomly only fixed by restart Then on boot some hard drives would say they have bad sectors and Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard? failed SMART After a few weeks eventually the entire system crashed and would not boot on any of my drives I managed to get it boot on a CD and reformatted the SSD drive that the operating system was on I replaced the supposedly failing drives and things were looking good But it wasn t more then a week or two when it started freezing randomly again sometimes in the middle of activities sometimes when it was just left on And again saying the now brand new drive was failing though from everything I can tell it is not when I run disk checks from booting from a boot CD I m not expert so I have really am at a loss as to what to check I can t afford to keep replacing my hard drives and like I said it doesn t even seem to be actually true if I disconnect then reconnect the drive it seems to come up fine My suspicion is that either the SSD drive that the OS is on is causing the trouble or else its my motherboard Honestly I have no proof of either but I am pretty much out of my depth here Here is the general specs on my system Mother board ASUS P Z -V LK LGA Intel Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS CPU Intel Core i - Sandy Bridge GHz GHz Turbo Boost LGA W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics RAM CORSAIR Vengeance GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR Desktop Memory Model CMZ GX M X C SSD OCZ Vertex VTX - SAT - G quot GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD Video Card EVGA GeForce GS GB DDR PCI Express DVI HDMI VGA l have severaI other hard drives internal and external attached most of them don t seem to have any trouble the one that consistently fails is always label E even when I change the physical drive out not sure if that means anything or not Any help would be much appreciated not sure where to even start honestly Let me know if I need to make anything more clearly Lucas nbsp

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A: Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in the HD firmware. Failures at that level are purely hardware related. Such failures create bad sectors.

Q.E.D.:- the drive is just cr*p.

IMO, the motherboard could never create a HD failure - - while software can do so as well as bad user procedures
(eg sharing r/w a folded and two or more users opening the same file at the same time).
Bad disk drivers would easily be a contributor too.
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A:Hard drive or OS? Caused by spyware?

Ok, you're crazy.

The error message hasn't returned? It's worth doing a defrag too as this may error if there's errors on hd so you'll know yeh or neh.

If hd's ok run a sfc: command prompt, type sfc /scannow (note space) and it'll fix any corrupt system files from xp disc. If you want to know if anthing's been fixed after:
Click Start, Run, Type: eventvwr.msc and then Click OK

Click System

Then under Source find Windows File Protection (WFP) If there are only two entries, it means 1) It started 2) It finished.

If there are any more it means it has replaced a file. Just double click it to find out what it has done.
or there's a repair option: XP by Installing Over top of Existing Setup: and
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A:I think I have a virus, may have caused dead hard drive??

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A:Different NTLDR issue: caused by non-system hard drive

Check your BIOS boot order.
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Thank you for the info Art. You never know when something like this might come in handy.

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A:cd burner caused missing hard drive space

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A:Hard Drive Crash - Trying to connect as external drive crashes all

There may be a couple of vectors to the virus. One for the boot sequence, another as an autorun in its root folder. I would try usb tethering the drive to a machine on which autorun or autoplay is completely turned off (as in, no exploration), or maybe better, run a Linux live session off a usb stick or dvd. I recommend LinuxLite.
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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

I'm having the same reply as you. One thing I hope for me its the motherboard. It suck if it was the HDD. Have so much stuff on the HDD.
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A:Bad Motherboard or Hard Drive

Welcome to TechSpot

In PCs anything is possible, but I don't think the mobo causes it.
Rather, check the cables and the jumper-settings on the harddisks.
Those HDs would prefer a 80-wire flat-cable, rather than a 40-wire cable.
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ftgml said:

I have a Motherboard that is supposed to be SATA 150 ready. However, the HD I bought is a SATA 300 one. Will the HD work?
Thanks.Click to expand...

Will it work, most of the time yes. If the drive is not compatible at a 3Gb. transfer speed you should be able to put a jumper on the drive to limit the transfer rate to 1.5Gb. and it should work.
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A:IDE Hard Drive with latest motherboard...


If you put a Hard drive into a new Motherboard with a Operating System on it it will not work unless the motherboard is exactly the same as the one it was formatted on.

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A:Is it motherboard or hard drive or bios , which is the cause of this

recently removed my computer drives - master and slave

Both are SATA

There's some confusion from the start. There is no such thing as master and slave with SATA drives! Master and slave drives come from the old technology, EIDE (PATA) drives where you could have two drives attached to one "data" cable and one motherboard connector. With two drives on one data cable, there needed to be a way for the system to keep track of the drives, so one drive was designated as master, the other as slave. And this was determined by a jumper on the back of the drive and where on the cable the drive was connected.

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A:Changing Hard drive and motherboard

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A:Existing hard drive on new motherboard.

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A:Hard Drive Crashes

Check this setting:
Go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options >
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IS the drive set up correctly in the BIOS? Are you running any drive overlay software on the drive (for compatibility with large drives and older system BIOS)? Do you have the correct drivers for your IDE controller? Right click My Computer and select properties, go to the performance tab and if it says DOS compatibility mode you may have a controller problem. I wouldn't suspect the OS at all as being the culprit though.
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A:Moving hard drive to new motherboard, any advice?

Very excellent tutorial for this :

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'The other drive is J:\, and it comes from a fried computer.'

That copy of Windows software is NOT licensed for use in your existing computer thus NO HELP!

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Hi JayArr, welcome to the Forum.

You should be able to change activation key. This tutorial show you how.

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A:motherboard is bad can I download data from the hard drive?

Did you get the license number of that Emachine.....?

I'm not familiar with the number you gave, but, if it has a PATA (IDE) HDD, you must change the jumper on the drive to the slave position and then install it in another computer in the "slave" position on the ribbon cable. (The connector in the middle). You can usually get the HDD jumper diagram by downloading the manual to your drive at the manufacturer's web site.
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A:Follow-UP: Help Again! Possible Motherboard or Hard Drive problems

Sounds to me like the person you're taking it to doesn't know his business.
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A:Hard Drive IDE port color on motherboard

It's probably the white one!!! Try it and check the bios to see if the hdd appears on the primary or secondary bus!!! If it appears on primary, then all is well!!!!
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A:New Motherboard - how to preserve hard drive contents?

It may be possible to repair your operating system once you have the new mobo. Is it XP?
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The hard drive is the same from the old rig.
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This is under Technical information:

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Did you format the old drive and re-install Windows fresh?
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A:migrating hard drive to much newer motherboard

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For more info on UEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI Firmware
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart
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A:Replacing motherboard and hard drive--need to move Win 7 Ult to new HD

It sounds like you now have a retail copy of Win7 which can migrate to any other hardware you want whenever you please. It's only locked to a mobo when you have preinstalled Factory OEM or Builder's OEM copy.

Was this counterfeit an OEM copy which MS replaced also with an OEM copy?

If not then there are no worries, just stick with these same basic steps which cover everything to get a perfect Clean Reinstall.
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A:how to get motherboard to read SATA hard drive

You need to put the SATA drivers on a floppy.
Press F6 when prompted to install SCSI or raid drivers early
during the loading of the windows CD.
It will prompt for the drivers.
Follow the instructions.
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A:Can't connect IDE hard drive to SATA motherboard

When you say you have tried a controller card do you mean a PCI card?

Same with "adapter" is it an IDE to SATA adapter that connects to the drive itself?

I am wondering if you need to change a PCI setting if it's a PCI card controller.
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A:Hard Drive Support For ECS P4IBAS Motherboard?

Yes, depending on the OS. The Award BIOS will handle it. But, unless you use XP Service Pack 2 or 3, your maximum size per partition is 132 gb before formatting or 128, or so, after formatting.
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A:Hard Drive mysteroiusly crashes

Sounds like the controller on the HDD is stuffed - that's why when its slaved to another drive it works OK, because its being driven by the controller of the other HDD. You should recover what data you can and then return that HDD.