|Hi, I have an Asus Essentio CG5270-BP003 Desktop PC - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR2, 750GB Primary WD HDD, 1TB Secondary Hitachi HDD, 2TB Tertiary Hitachi HDD, DVDRW, Vista 64bit home premium|
The other night I was watching videos stored on my third (2TB) internal HDD. At one point the video began jumping and freezing. I opened task manager, shut down the video program (VLC) and rebooted the computer. When I came back up, I noticed that my third HDD was no longer listed on my computer. I figured "dead drive" and left it at that for the evening.
The next day, I walked into my room after leaving the computer idle for a few hours and got a blue screen of death. I tried rebooting again and this time, I got a primary hard drive error after the BIOS post shows the drives all being detected. I tried rebooting again with only the primary drive plugged in and got the same message.
I tried booting with the recovery disk to try and recover to a partition on the main drive but it's showing no drives available to recover to. I tried recovering to the second hard drive... the one I was positive had nothing wrong with it... and got the same message. The drive is detected in the post but cannot be used for recovery. I thought it may even be a problem with the RAM sticks so I yanked them all out and swapped them around and got the same problem. I tried with only one stick and got the same problem.
To me it points to hard drive failure, but the chances of 3 hard drives failing at the same time has got to be astronomical. I think I can rule out mobo/processor failure because it does post right? The memory is the same issue as the hard drives. I can see one or two sticks failing, but all four?
I'm kind of at a loss right now. Any suggestions?