Not detecting second hard disk at times

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Sutirtha1234 - Aug 12, 2010 at 08:48 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Aug 12, 2010 at 02:35 PM
Hello, i have 2 hard drives on my computer,one 120GB and another 80GB. both worked fine for a Long time. recently sometimes when i start my computer, the computer only detects the primary drive.
I tried opening the cabinet and pressing some plugs around and that seemed to have fixed things. But the problem keeps recurring and taking out and replugging doesnt work anymore.
I cant format my drive because there are important stuff on it. Please help if you know the answer.

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Aug 12, 2010 at 09:08 AM
Hello,

Check all your connections (IDE Cable & Power Connection) once again.

If the problem still exists, try another IDE Cable.

Good Luck.
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Aug 12, 2010 at 02:35 PM
This could be a sign that the hard drive is failing. These drives are probably over 7 years old and should be replaced.

Good Luck
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