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Hello Suman, the issue that you are describing could be related to the motherboard SATA ports or the operating system.
Please test with a different power supply in case the problem is related to power and test the motherboard out of the chassis as a short could be affecting the motherboard.
If problem continues, make sure that you are using the latest BIOS and try a fresh install of the operating system. The weird part is that your system hard drive (160GB) is not being affected.
I am really unsure if power is causing trouble coz my pc runs almost 18-20hrs a day..which doest causes any problem.
Am also having a new problem..while booting my 160 starts making some noises(like its try to read d disk bt failing), and my booting stops at the windows loading screen.
This happens sometimes, n when it happens I remove d sata cable of both hdds and power it on and switch it off and plug in aging and power it on..it runs smoothly..dont know what is causing this problem
Hi Suman if possible kindly check scenarios mentioned below.
1. Did you tried booting by changing SATA port .. I mean if currently your 160 GB HDD is at SATA 1 then change to SATA 2. Make sure during this do not connect 500 GB HDD.
2. If above action worked then connect your 500 GB HDD in SATA 1 & 160 GB HDD in SATA 2 . Go inside CMOS and set 160 GB HDD in HDD boot priority.
Note : DH55PJ having 4 SATA port so if SATA 1 & 2 doesn't work then try the same scenerio in SATA 3 & SATA 4.
Also if you share the config your system it will be much better..
Yes I have tried the things already you have mentioned above, but it didnt helped. Im guessing it may b sata port issue.
Having problems when More than 1 sata devices are connected, tough not always. Sometimes it works completely fine and sometimes it wont even start.
Hmmm.. clear on point to me first .. is your 160 GB HDD working fine alone ?
It seems to me like the power supply could be the culprit.
Try with a different power supply that is higher wattage. The Clicking noise on the hard drives mean a bad head or lack of power.
Recently My 160gb has stopped working..ie, I can hear it spinning bt as u said i hear a "clicking noise", and its not detected either.
WIll dis hdd repair?
Now im running only on 500gb hdd.