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Weird boot up SATA issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by morph, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. morph

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    So i just got a new pc MSI motherboard with a sata drive - on some occasions on boot up it freezes when it gets to post - but if i reboot it always starts second time, its almost like the sata drive hasnt possibly got going, i say this as over the last week, quite a few times i've booted and it says cant find disk - so i've re-booted checked in the bios and its not seeing the sata drive, if i re-seat the sata drive or pop into a differant sata connection its fine. My msi install is running a live update, but i'm going over the drivers to check i'm up to date. Has anyone got any ovbious ideas?
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    cable or SATA port perhaps.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Dunno. Might be a flaky drive. Have you tried a known-good SATA drive?
     
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  4. Pheonicks56

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    It sounds like that particular port is bad, think about RMAing the board, depending on where you bought it from you might be running out of time to do so.
     
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  5. del_port

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    I'd check the sata cable,to see if it is clipped on perfectly and flush,my sata cable can hang at a slight angle and i have to position it properly.

    I've also seen replicas of the errors you are describing when using a sata cable with one end slighly chipped off,it was almost unnoticeable.

    I'd check for damage to the sata cable connectors.

    It is basically just a communication issue.
    So can only be the sata cable or the port itself in my view.
     
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  6. Raffaz

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    Lokks like everything has been covered here, might also be worth resetting the CMOS on the mobo as ive seen some strange issues cured by doing this.
     
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  7. Pheonicks56

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    Ya HDDs are pretty easy, if your cable is good and your port is good then your drive is bad, you know it's not the drive because it works at a different port. So check your connections one more time if they all look clean then RMA that Mobo.
     
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